• Rick Laib

WTTW Candidate Introduction

Mid January I drove to the WTTW studio in Chicago to record a "Candidate Free Time" candidate introduction.  It was a pretty interesting experience; I drove an hour, parked, walked in, and signed in.  I was then escorted to a waiting room.  After about 5 minutes I was escorted to a studio.  I was again greeted, then given a microphone and a few instructions.  I recorded my pre-submitted script 3 times and was back in my car on my way home after about 15 minutes.  The whole time there I was treated like a celebrity.

You can watch my video by clicking here, or if you prefer, you can read my script below.  Enjoy!

Hi friends, my name is Rick Laib. But I’ll come back to that.

You know people often ask me, “What makes for a great candidate introduction?” The answer: solid neckties.

That, and the ability to speak on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And that’s why I’m running as a pro-life, pro-2nd amendment, pro-free market candidate in the 11th Congressional District.

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are inalienable rights identified by our founding fathers. But they’re not necessarily guaranteed to you; we have to work at keeping them.

If you take away a pro-life platform, you justify taking the life of a member of the human family. If you take away the 2nd amendment, your liberty becomes compromised. And the more you chip away at a free market, the more you can expect your ability to thrive in this nation, as you see fit, will come only at the permission of someone else.

Let’s embrace and work for the rights this nation was founded on.

Let’s move towards greater self-reliance and greater freedom.

My name is Rick Laib, and I’m running for the 11th Congressional district.


Rick Laib is a Republican candidate for the 11th Congressional District in Illinois. He can be reached at

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