For what it’s worth, I think he wins this primary, but it seems a bit lame for a guy welcomed to the United States, and a recipient of the finest US education that lands him prestigious jobs in American Government and Law; to complain he was discriminated against here. If that’s discrimination, plenty all over the world would seek it.
Back in my Harrington and King days, a fellow steel worker told me as a kid on the West Side he’d visit his grandpa on Sunday’s and his folks would make him thank Grandpa for leaving Sicily for Chicago. No yakking on circles of inclusion. West Siders were thankful for Chicago and freedom from Europe’s tyrannies.
The K tells Windy City….
Raja Krishnamoorthi is promising two things to voters this primary: to focus on the economy and to "enlarge the circle of inclusion" in the United States. By the latter, he means, he wants to fight discrimination, which he has experienced and says he recognizes plagues LGBT communities.
Krishnamoorthi, a Hoffman Estates resident, is running for Congress in the Democratic 8th District primary against Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth.
Krishnamoorthi was born in India and raised in Peoria, Ill. He attended Princeton University and then Harvard Law School. He has worked as deputy treasurer for Illinois and as a partner of Kirkland & Ellis Law firm. He also served as an advisor President Obama's 2004 Senate campaign and his 2008 presidential run. In 2010, Krishnamoorthi made an unsuccessful run for Illinois State Comptroller.