GOP Rep. Announces Decision on Campaign for Illinois Governor

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Republican Rep. Rodney Davis has opted not to run for governor of Illinois after weeks of speculation. Instead of launching a gubernatorial campaign against Democrat Gov. J.B. Pritzker, he’s decided to run for another term in Congress.

The Hill reports:

Davis said in a statement that he will run in the newly created 15th Congressional District, which was drawn in the latest redistricting process and includes his hometown of Taylorville and much of his current congressional district.

“My family and I are excited to announce that I am running for re-election to Congress,” said Davis. “I’ve been proud to fight hard for and work on behalf of central Illinois families in this district for many years, both as a member of Congress and as a staffer to my good friend and mentor, former Congressman John Shimkus.”

“Democrats in Washington have put our nation in crisis with their big government, socialist schemes and dreams,” Davis added. “Republicans are primed to retake the House next year, and I’m ready to work with a new Republican majority to finally fire Nancy Pelosi and hold the Biden Administration accountable for their massive failures. I look forward to campaigning hard and earning every vote in this district over the next year.”

Along with his reelection bid, Davis also announced endorsements from 31 of the 35 GOP county chairmen in the new district, as well as Reps. Darin LaHood (R-Ill.) and Mike Bost (R-Ill.).

Rep. Davis’ decision not to run for governor comes as Republicans are poised to take back the House next year.

  1. I don’t know about anyone else but it is going to be so fun to watch demoshits shitting their pants Nov 2nd when they suffer the worse ass kicking their party has ever seen all compliments of PIG PELOSI, SCUMBAG AOC and her communists sidekicks…Get your popcorn ready because it is going to be a great night for patriots….bye bye demoshits


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