Skip to content

Local Official Wants to Run Against Manzullo

Municipal officeholder Robert Abboud (D) told the Illinois Northwest Herald this week that he is “fairly certain” he will take on Rep. Don Manzullo (R) in the 16th district.

“I’m concerned that we’re not going in the right direction as a country and I’m at a point in my life that I can no longer sit back throwing things at the TV,” the Barrington Hills Village president told the paper.

The 16th is slightly less Republican than the 8th — President Bush won the 16th with 55 percent in 2004, while he won the 8th with 56 percent — but Manzullo has never had a close race.

Going back to 1992, when he was first elected, he won 56 percent of the vote. Last year he won re-election with 64 percent.

— Nicole Duran

Recent Stories

Trump initially sidesteps ‘dictator’ question before adoring Iowa crowd

A tale of House Republicans: The best and worst of times

House panel backs release of Hunter Biden tax probe information

Campus antisemitism hearing includes attacks on diversity, liberals

Tuberville lifts holds on almost all military promotions

Former Florida congressman struggles in Iowa presidential race