Quigley faces primary test Tuesday from progressive in race for Congress

Updated 3/14/2020 5:29 PM

Ten-year incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley faces a challenge from the left by Chicago attorney Brian Burns in the 5th Congressional District Democratic primary.

Quigley, a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, helped lead the Russia investigation and questioned witnesses during public impeachment inquiry hearings.


But Burns says Congress should have been tougher on President Donald Trump.

Burns, the interim chief compliance officer at Pangea Money Transfer, supports Medicare for All and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders for president, while Quigley supports Medicare "for all who want it" and has endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden.

The winner will face the winner of the Republican primary between commercial real estate broker Tommy Hanson and psychiatrist Kimball Ladien.

The four Chicago residents are running to represent a district that is centered on the city's North Side but stretches to suburbs including Rosemont, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Bensenville, Elmhurst, Oak Brook and Oakbrook Terrace.

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