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How activism, health care concerns pushed Casten to Congress

Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct the spelling of the name of Reid McCollum with the Coalition for a Better Illinois 6th. Democratic Rep.-elect Sean Casten says he'll look for wa... read more

Election rundown: How voters cast their ballots on health care issues and candidates

Peter Roskam, who held a key leadership position for health care issues as a subcommittee chairman on the Ways and Means Committee, lost his reelection bid to Democrat Sean Casten ... She helped push ... read more

Health Care Vote a Pre-Existing Condition for Illinois GOP Congressman

"They overlooked moral issues ... that has universal health care. And the ACA was not universal health care but it was closer than what we had before," Casten said in a phone interview. Like many Repu... read more

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I had been an activist all my young adult life ... For them, Incrementalism becomes both the means and the end. Their big issues—health care for all, progressive taxation, public campaign financing, c... read more

Democrats make an aggressive gun-control play in final Election Day push

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