Supporting Obama in 2004 U.S. Senate campaign
While outside the Democratic Party mainstream, Barack Obama was able to win his 2004 U.S. senate race by stitching together a coalition of socialist/communist dominated unions and "community organisations".
Obama has also received the backing of several independent Latino elected officials led by State Sen. Miguel del Valle, Rep. Cynthia Soto and Alderman Ray Colon. Alderman Joe Moore also backed Obama, as did USAction leader William McNary.
- The race for the Democratic nomination for the open U.S. Senate seat in Illinois has boiled down to a three-person race, according to polls. Millionaire Blair Hull has a slight lead after pouring $18 million of his own money into an advertising blitz. State Sen. Barak Obama and State Controller Dan Hynes trail him, with a large undecided vote remaining. The primary will be held March 16.
- Of all the candidates, Obama can boast the most diverse support. While Hynes has the backing of the state AFL-CIO and the bulk of the Democratic machine, Obama has the support of several key unions including the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees; Service Employees; Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees; the state American Federation of Teachers; Chicago Teachers Union and Teamsters Local 705, the second largest in the country. Obama has a 90 percent voting record on labor issues in the Illinois Senate.
- In addition to widespread support in the African American community, Obama has also received the backing of several independent Latino elected officials led by State Sen. Miguel del Valle, Rep. Cynthia Soto and Alderman Ray Colon. Alderman Joe Moore from the North Side is also backing him.
Anti death penalty bill sponsor
In 2009, Representative Karen Yarbrough (D-7) sponsored House Bill 262 to abolish the death penalty in Illinois. In 2010, Senator Willie Delgado (D-2) did the same in the Illinois Senate (SB 3569).
As of March 2009, the additional cosponsors were Barbara Flynn Currie (D-25), Arthur L. Turner (D-9), Harry Osterman (D-14), LaShawn Ford (D-8), Deborah Mell (D-40), Esther Golar (D-6), Julie Hamos (D-18), Constance A. Howard (D-34), Al Riley (D-38), Deborah L. Graham (D-78), Jehan A. Gordan (D-92), Annazette Collins (D-10), Mary E. Flowers (D-31), Cynthia Soto (D-28) and Robert Rita (D-28).,
Endorsed Communist Party affiliate's State Rep. run
Lozano's listed endorsers were;
- State Senator Iris Y. Martinez, 20th District
- State Representative Cynthia Soto, 4th District
- Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle
- Cook County Commissioner Robert Steele, 2nd District
- Cook County Commissioner Jesus G. Garcia, 7th District
- Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez, 4th District
- Alderman Ricardo Munoz, 22nd Ward
- Alderman Joe Moore, 49th Ward 
- New ground No 129, March/April 2010
- New Ground 123, March/April 2009
- Lozano for State Rep. bio, accessed September 26, 2011
- [ http://www.rudylozanoforstaterep.com/endorsements/, Lozano for State Rep. endorsements page, accessed September 26, 2011]