It was a big night for State Senator/3rd District congressional candidate John Adler, who got to share the main stage at the Democratic National Convention with Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman (DCCC) Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and several other top Democratic House prospects.
It was a brief but powerful moment in the spotlight for Adler, who spoke one sentence in front of the crowd.
“In a governmental, political sense, it meant a lot to me to be with people who together want to make a better, more prosperous, stronger America,” reflected Adler hours afterwards. “And frankly, on a more personal basis, it was thrilling to me to have my wife in the front section, in the Illinois delegation, to take a picture of me.”
With such a heady day, Adler said he hadn’t even noticed opponent Chris Myers’s press release about the DCCC mailer sent to voters in his district with a photoshopped picture of Myers and President Bush walking together.
“I don’t know about the mail piece. I’ll have to find out about it,” he said.