Republican Oberweis: Voters Will Vote For Or Against Trump, Biden Irrelevant

Jim Oberweis
Photo credit Dairy owner Jim Oberweis is questioned by the media prior to a special meeting of the Illinois Republican State Central Committee August 3, 2004 in Chicago, Illinois. Members of the Illinois Republican party were meeting to try and select a candidate to run against Barack Obama for a seat in the U.S. Senate. Obama has been running unopposed since Jack Ryan withdrew from the race following the release of his divorce records. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- One high-profile Republican from the Illinois delegation says the voters he’s talked with in the suburbs aren’t excited about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Rather, says congressional hopeful Jim Oberweis, an Illinois state senator, people are focused on incumbent Republican President Donald Trump.

“It’s been amazing when I’ve knocked on doors very, very few people are going to vote for Biden,” he said Wednesday. “Everybody I’m talking to is either going to vote for Trump or against Trump.”

The president’s rhetoric and temperament has made the 2020 election a referendum about him, said Oberweis, who added he thinks Trump has done many good things.

Oberweis is seeking to defeat Democratic Congresswoman Lauren Underwood, but he hasn’t been seen on this week’s GOP convention broadcast, even though other candidates have.

He did not say whether he’d been invited to appear.

“We’re focusing 100% on what we have to do to get this congressional seat back,” Oberweis said.