Congressman Gutierrez Endorses Giannoulias For U.S. Senate

Chicago, IL–(ENEWSPF)– U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez endorsed Democrat Alexi Giannoulias for U.S. Senate today, saying the State Treasurer is the only candidate that will move our country forward, put people back to work and get our economy back on track. 

"Earlier this year, Alexi helped save 1,000 jobs at suitmaker Hartmarx by threatening to pull the state investments from Wells Fargo, and late last year he helped me negotiate a settlement with Bank of America to ensure that workers at Republic Windows and Doors received the wages, vacation and healthcare they were due after the factory shut down with three days notice," Gutierrez said.

Gutierrez had planned to endorse Giannoulias Sunday in Chicago but he remained in Washington over the weekend to vote on the healthcare bill in the U.S. House.

"I am endorsing Alexi because he consistently fights for the middle class, represents people over special interests and will move our country forward by empowering working families," added Gutierrez, who chairs the Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit that oversees all financial regulators.