A first-generation immigrant to America, Ilya first arrived in Illinois with his family over two decades ago as a Jewish refugee from the former Soviet Union. His quintessentially American story was only possible due to his family’s commitment to hard work and the support of the community and government…

Alas, this isn’t about me. It’s Ilya Sheyman, a progressive Democrat who worked for then-Senator Obama, and is running in a primary against a Blue Dog Democrat, Brad Schneider, for the chance to challenge incumbent Republican Rep. Robert Dold in a suburban Chicago district.

According to Buzzfeed, Ilya has a narrow fundraising advantage, which I’m about to increase.

  1. pantslessprogressive said: Been donating monthly to Sheyman’s campaign since March 2011 (*insert hipster glasses here*)
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