George Gollin http://wuis.org en Interview with 13th Dist. Congressional Candidate Michael Firsching http://wuis.org/post/interview-13th-dist-congressional-candidate-michael-firsching <p>A veterinarian from Illinois’ Metro East area is making a third primary bid for Congress.&nbsp; Michael Firsching previously ran for the state's old 19th Congressional district, and lost a primary 2012 bid for the 13th district.</p><p>He lost to Congressman John Shimkus in 2010, and he was defeated in 2012 by former 13th District Congressman Tim Johnson of Urbana.&nbsp; This year, Firsching is in a field of six candidates, three from each major party, including Republican incumbent Rodney Davis of Taylorville.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:15:43 +0000 Jeff Bossert 20325 at http://wuis.org Interview with 13th Dist. Congressional Candidate Michael Firsching 13th Cong. District Candidate: George Gollin http://wuis.org/post/13th-cong-district-candidate-george-gollin <p>University of Illinois physics professor George Gollin is one of three Democrats seeking their party's nomination in the 13th Congressional District, along with three Republicans.</p><p>He hasn't run for elected office before, but he tells&nbsp; Sean Powers that he has worked on federal legislation, while serving on the board of a higher education group.</p><p></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:29:28 +0000 Sean Powers 19596 at http://wuis.org 13th Cong. District Candidate: George Gollin UIUC Physics Professor Joins 13th Dist. Race http://wuis.org/post/uiuc-physics-professor-joins-13th-dist-race <p></p><p></p><p>George Gollin says Congress has become a team of lawyers that disputes facts, and that’s why he’s running for office.</p><p>The UIUC physics professor launched his campaign Tuesday for Illinois’ 13<sup>th</sup> Congressional District.</p><p>Gollin told supporters at the Champaign County Fair that Congress needs to return to a time when party differences were set aside.&nbsp;</p><p>Gollin will challenge retired judge Ann Callis in the March 2014 Democratic primary.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 11:31:23 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 6210 at http://wuis.org UIUC Physics Professor Joins 13th Dist. Race