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Aurora man exploring run for Congress in 11th District

Updated: April 16, 2013 10:54AM

Entrepreneur and radio talk show host Ian Bayne of Aurora Monday said he is exploring a run for Congress in the 11th District where he lives.

The 11th District serves parts of Naperville, Aurora, Plainfield and Joliet. Democrat Bill Foster of Naperville was elected to Congress from the district in November.

“I was in political retirement but I cannot sit by and keep watching this disaster,” Bayne said Monday.

Bayne, 39, has been a nominee for chairman of the Massachusetts state GOP, a communications director for a U.S. Senate campaign and a founder of a Republican PAC chartered under the state Republican party in Massachusetts.

Bayne has since returned to Illinois, where he is originally from, and has met with a few local elected officials. He has not yet consulted previous donors to his PAC, that include well known international business leaders.

“There are too many Republican officials that just don’t get it,” said Bayne. “Sending Republicans to Washington to work with Democrats on raising taxes, increasing regulations, and more spending, will destroy America.

“We need Republican advocates for a small business recovery, not Republican advocates for a Democrat tax and spend agenda, or else business ownership will be reserved for only the rich and powerful that can afford it,” Bayne added.

Bayne says that small business ownership is the key to a strong America and an America where lower class people become upper class people.

“Obamacare, so-called stimulus, business regulations, higher taxes, professional licensure, these are things that not only kill small business, but kill any hope of a lower class person become upper class, and that’s the real crime going on.”

Bayne is currently a syndicated radio talk host in 16 markets. He is also a partner in a detective agency in Chicago and a principal in a real estate valuation company.

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