In a ruling Monday, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth of Washington, D.C., issued a temporary injunction against Obama administration regulations that had expanded stem cell research.
The decision led to rebukes from 10th District Republican candidate Robert Dold and Democrat Dan Seals. Both issued statements to the media on the matter.
"I support stem cell research and believe we must embrace opportunities for breakthroughs in the field of medicine," said Dold, a first-time candidate and business owner from Kenilworth. "(The) court ruling was a setback to the advancement offered by this promising research, and I hope that the decision will be appealed."