Casten hits trail discussing issues like health care, labor policy, climate change

  • Meeting with constituents, such as Sandra Alexander of Glen Ellyn, right, is a part of the daily campaign trail for Downers Grove Democrat Sean Casten as he runs for U.S. Congress in the 6th District against incumbent Republican Rep. Peter Roskam of Wheaton.

    Meeting with constituents, such as Sandra Alexander of Glen Ellyn, right, is a part of the daily campaign trail for Downers Grove Democrat Sean Casten as he runs for U.S. Congress in the 6th District against incumbent Republican Rep. Peter Roskam of Wheaton. DAN White photo

  • Sean Casten, right, the Democratic candidate for the 6th U.S. Congressional District seat, talks about health care with members of a constituent group called West Indivisible Suburban Engage.

    Sean Casten, right, the Democratic candidate for the 6th U.S. Congressional District seat, talks about health care with members of a constituent group called West Indivisible Suburban Engage. DAN White photo

  • The wood-paneled conference room of his Downers Grove campaign headquarters is a main meeting space for Sean Casten.

    The wood-paneled conference room of his Downers Grove campaign headquarters is a main meeting space for Sean Casten. DAN White photo

  • Sean Casten checks his messages after meeting with members of a constituent group about health care concerns during a summer day on the campaign trail.

    Sean Casten checks his messages after meeting with members of a constituent group about health care concerns during a summer day on the campaign trail. DAN White photo

  • Graph paper and cellphone at hand, sandwich lunch to the side, Sean Casten recounts the daily activities of campaigning for the 6th District seat against incumbent Republican Peter Roskam of Wheaton.

    Graph paper and cellphone at hand, sandwich lunch to the side, Sean Casten recounts the daily activities of campaigning for the 6th District seat against incumbent Republican Peter Roskam of Wheaton. DAN White photo

  • Bob Bruno, professor of labor and employment relations at the University of Illinois, right, discusses the benefits of apprenticeship programs with Sean Casten.

    Bob Bruno, professor of labor and employment relations at the University of Illinois, right, discusses the benefits of apprenticeship programs with Sean Casten. DAN White photo

  • Sean Casten tours the office of AutonomyWorks in Downers Grove, which employs people with mid-functioning autism to do the technical work of digital marketing, advertising and analytics.

    Sean Casten tours the office of AutonomyWorks in Downers Grove, which employs people with mid-functioning autism to do the technical work of digital marketing, advertising and analytics. DAN White photo

  • Democrat Sean Casten talks to employees at AutonomyWorks in Downers Grove to explain why he's running for Congress.

    Democrat Sean Casten talks to employees at AutonomyWorks in Downers Grove to explain why he's running for Congress. DAN White photo

 
 
Updated 8/8/2018 5:07 PM

Democrat Sean Casten's campaign for Congress in the 6th District is a listening tour designed to address the nation's problems. Here's how he spends a day on the trail.

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