Eric Sorensen was a television weatherman for 22 years in his hometown of Rockford, Illinois, when Democratic Illinois District 17 Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced her retirement after 10 years in office. voters it has chosen Donald Trump twice for president, making it a classic example of a swing neighborhood.
Sorensen then Eric Sorensen, a retired TV weatherman, now a candidate for Congress from Illinois, who talks about his campaign’s focus on tackling the climate crisis. science communicator. A week before the June 28 primary, when we interviewed, Sorensen was 7 points ahead of his closest Democratic challenger in a field of 6 candidates.
Meanwhile, Flag Officer of Army Judge Advocate and Trump supporter Charlie Helmick, Esther Joy King, is up for the district’s Republican nomination. Between the lines, Melinda Tuhus spoke with Sorensen about his decision to run for Congress and how he’s addressing the issue of climate change in his campaign.
For more information, visit Eric Sorensen’s campaign page on EricforIllinois.com and Climate central to ClimateCentral.org.