Casten wins Democratic primary for 6th Congressional District, will face Roskam in November

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Sean Casten will face U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam in the 6th Congressional District in November.

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CHICAGO — There’s finally a winner for the Democratic primary race in the 6th Congressional District.

Downers Grove businessman Sean Casten narrowly beat Barrington Hills Zoning Board member Kelly Mazeski.

The race had been too close to call until Wednesday morning. With all precincts reporting, Casten won 30 percent of the vote and Mazeski won 26 percent. Seven candidates total were in the running.

Casten will now take on incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam. He was unopposed in the primary.

Speaking to the media today, Casten said he’s looking forward to discussing the issues with Roskam including, why he thinks climate change is a hoax, why he voted against the Violence Against Women Act and why Roskam voted to take health care away from 20 million people.

Roskam tells WGN he believes voters in the 6th District want balance for environmental and energy policies and not a radical agenda.

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