Lauren Underwood, an Obama Democrat, is running for Congress in Illinois’ 14th district.
Democrats are calling her the “Naperville nurse running for Congress.”
She even has campaign flyers of herself helping patients as a nurse.
There’s just one problem.
Lauren is not a registered nurse in Illinois or any state.
She has never worked a day as a nurse in her life.
In college, congressional candidate Lauren Underwood studied to be a nurse.
Not that she ever aspired to work with actual patients.
Her University of Michigan classmates spent their summers working at hospitals, assisting doctors and learning on the job. But Underwood headed to Washington, D.C., instead, to intern for then-U.S. Senator Barack Obama.
“ICU (intensive care unit) or mother-baby, like that just wasn’t my interest,” she told former Obama campaign staffer turned podcaster Ravi Gupta on his show, “The Arena,” back in April. “I always knew that this policy space was where I would land.”
The 32-year old Democrat challenging U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Plano) has been widely described as the “Naperville nurse running for Congress.”
But she just moved back to her native Naperville last year. And while she’s registered to practice nursing, she never has, in Illinois, nor anywhere else