10th District: Fmr VP Quayle Endorses Dold

From the Bob Dold for Congress campaign…

As many of you know, Robert Dold was honored to receive the endorsement of former Vice President Dan Quayle this week. Quayle, who traveled to Northbrook Thursday on Robert’s behalf, told friends and supporters that he is confident that Robert’s goal of bringing small business common sense change to Washington is exactly what the people of the 10th District need. Quayle said Bob’s background in small business and in Washington, combined with his fiscally conservative values and deep roots in the 10th District, make him the best candidate for Congress. A seasoned veteran of not only the White House, but also the House and Senate, Quayle invested his faith in Robert as the next great Republican Congressman from Illinois.

Robert’s supporters, friends and family weren’t the only ones excited about Quayle’s endorsement this week. The national and local media were abuzz with news of the event, which grabbed headlines from a host of major media outlets, including the Chicago Tribune, Sun Times and MSNBC.com.

(MSNBC) ILLINOIS: Is that Dol- with an “e”? No, with a “d.” Former Vice President Dan Quayle has waded into another competitive GOP primary this week, endorsing businessman Bob Dold in the multicandidate race for Rep. Mark Kirk’s (R-Ill.) seat. “Bob is the right candidate at the right time for the Republican Party,” Quayle said.

(Chicago Tribune) Endorsements continue to roll in the 10th Congressional District primary, with Republican Robert Dold getting support from former Vice President Dan Quayle and Democrat Julie Hamos picking up backing from an environmental group.Quayle is scheduled to appear Thursday with Dold at a Northbrook restaurant to announce his support. Dold, now a Kenilworth businessman, worked for Quayle during the 1988 campaign and also served in the vice president’s office after the election. Earlier this week, Dold announced the backing of Cook County Commissioner Tony Peraica of Riverside.

CHICAGO (WBBM) — A former vice president came to the Chicago area this afternoon to campaign for a former staffer who’s now running for Congress. WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger reports it was a rare public appearance for Dan Quayle who’s now retired from politics.
Quayle who served as vice president under former President George HW Bush, was in Northbrook, appearing with his friend and former staffer, businessman Bob Dold.

(Chicago Sun Times) Former Vice President Dan Quayle came to Northbrook Thursday to endorse small business owner Robert Dold in the Republican primary election for Rep. Mark Kirk’s North Shore seat. Dold once worked for Quayle in the first Bush administration. “He is a strong fiscal conservative who has real world business experience,” Quayle said of Dold. “Bob’s experience is in creating jobs, not negating them. Bob understands the difficulties facing businesses in dealing with increasing taxes and rising health care costs.” Dold owns Northfield-based Rose Pest Solutions. An attorney, Dold worked on Capitol Hill as investigative counsel for the Government Reform and Oversight Committee. Quayle is now the Global Chairman of Cerberus Investments, a private equity company.

(Daily Herald) He’s the president of his own business, but candidate Robert Dold got a boost from his former boss Thursday in the campaign for the Republican nomination in the 10th Congressional District. Dan Quayle, an Indiana legislator who was elected to Congress at age 29 and ascended to the White House as the 44th Vice President in the original Bush administration, stumped for Dold at a Northbrook restaurant. Dold, one of five GOP candidates in the Feb. 2 primary, worked as an advance man for Quayle in the early 1990s. “I’ve watched him develop over the years,” said Quayle, 63, who stopped between flights from New York to Phoenix for the fundraiser luncheon. “Business background. Young, Dynamic. Good ideas. Intelligent. What can I say?”

(Pioneer Press) Former Vice President Dan Quayle appeared at a fund-raiser in Northbrook Thursday to support his former employee and campaign worker, Robert Dold, one of five Republicans seeking the party’s nomination for the 10th Congressional District race. “I was really impressed with his willingness to run for this congressional seat,” Quayle said of Dold. “You need people in Congress that have an understanding of what’s going on in the district and what’s going on in the world.”

(Congressional Quarterly) Former Vice President Dan Quayle has waded into another competitive GOP primary this week, endorsing businessman Bob Dold (R) in the multi-candidate race for Rep. Mark Kirk’d (IL-R) seat. “Bob is the right candidate at the right time for the Republican Party,” Quayle said.

There are only 15 days left until Election Day, February 2nd. We need volunteers to walk door to door, make phone calls, and reach out to their friends to tell them about Bob. Let’s keep this high-energy momentum going strong. If you would like to volunteer, make a contribution to our campaign, or receive a yard sign, please visit www.doldforcongress.com or call us at 847-251-DOLD (3653).

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