U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says he’s not concerned with the pace at which the president’s Republican opponent is raising campaign money.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney out-raised the president in the last month, but Durbin says that shouldn’t be an indication that Romney is leading in the polls. “To suggest that his popular support across this country has changed, I know it’s tough, a reelection [is] always tough, but the president’s doing well because his message is positive, creating jobs in a positive economic development in a country that’s still rocked by a recession,” Durbin said.
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Meanwhile, there is still no movement in Congress on a bill that could save some Illinois jobs. While the Senate has passed a postal reform bill that would curb the cutting of many jobs, the House hasn’t acted on that version or their own.
Durbin says it’s time to act to save Illinois jobs. “We can save money for the Postal Service if we just go through a real reform package,” Durbin said. Some speculate that the House likely won’t act on the measure until after the November elections.