TAMPA -- Congressman Bob Dold, speaking at a breakfast meeting of Illinois delegates to the Republican National Convention, outlined what he called "common sense" solutions to boost the economy.
The Kenilworth Republican, exhorting Democrats and Republicans in Congress to reach toward compromise on economic solutions, put forth a broad strategy for increasing access to capital, infrastructure growth, and increasing science and technology training to fill currently open jobs.
Dold flew to Tampa Wednesday, joining his sister Katherine, mother Judy and father Robert, who have been here all week.
Dold is running against Democrat Brad Schneider in the 10th Congressional District in Lake County and northern Cook County, one of the most hotly contested races in the country.
He didn't mention his opponent during his speech, but enlisted the delegates to work for Republican votes even after they return to Illinois.
"We have 68 days left. Your job back home is to make sure we're talking to our neighbors. ... This is about do we step forward or do we step backward."