13th Congressional District http://wuis.org en 13th Dist. Congressional Candidate Ann Callis Interview http://wuis.org/post/13th-dist-congressional-candidate-ann-callis-interview <p>In May of last year, Ann Callis abruptly stepped down as Madison County’s chief circuit judge in May of last year, after serving 18 years on the bench.&nbsp; The Democrat says it's time to use her experience to help people in new ways - in Illinois' 13th Congressional District.</p><p>The Democrat said it was time to 'use her experience to help people in new ways' when stepping down last year.</p><p>She entered what became a crowded field for the office, facing two other Democrats, and three Republicans, including incumbent Rodney Davis.</p><p></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:08:00 +0000 Jeff Bossert 20655 at http://wuis.org 13th Dist. Congressional Candidate Ann Callis Interview Rep. Rodney Davis Supports Term Limits; Won't Self-Impose http://wuis.org/post/rep-rodney-davis-supports-term-limits-wont-self-impose <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Calls to institute term limits in Illinois have gained traction in the race for governor, helped along by a well-funded campaign that seeks to limit how long politicians can serve in the state legislature. A freshman Congressman says he supports the effort ... but only to a degree.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Congressman Rodney Davis (IL-13) says he has not yet signed the petition that calls for limiting members of the Illinois General Assembly to eight year terms. But he says that he would.</span></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:34:48 +0000 Hannah Meisel 21019 at http://wuis.org Rep. Rodney Davis Supports Term Limits; Won't Self-Impose 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 Congressional District Candidate David Green http://wuis.org/post/13th-congressional-district-candidate-david-green <p>Over the last few weeks, you’ve heard from Congressional candidates running in Illinois' 13th District. There are three Republicans and three Democrats seeking their party's nomination. &nbsp;</p><p>Champaign Democrat David Green works&nbsp;as a social policy analyst with the University of Illinois’ Institute of Government and Public Affairs. Green said&nbsp;he believes Congress functions well for 1 percent of Americans.</p><p>He told Sean Powers that he feels he can bring a voice to Washington that is more representative of the rest of the country.</p><p></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 16:39:12 +0000 Sean Powers 20145 at http://wuis.org 13th Congressional District Candidate David Green 13th Dist. Congressional Candidate Erika Harold http://wuis.org/post/13th-dist-congressional-candidate-erika-harold <p></p><p>Over the next few weeks, you'll be hearing from Congressional candidates running in Illinois' 13th District. There are three Republicans and three Democrats seeking their party's nomination. &nbsp;</p><p>Attorney Erika Harold (R-Urbana) is making her second run for Congress. Two years ago, she tried to replace former Congressman Tim Johnson on the ballot after Johnson announced plans to retire from politics. But Republican Party chairs instead chose incumbent Rodney Davis.</p><p>Harold talks with&nbsp; Sean Powers about her campaign and what she hopes to accomplish.</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 22:56:22 +0000 Sean Powers 19782 at http://wuis.org 13th Dist. Congressional Candidate Erika Harold 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 Candidate Interviews: 13th Dist. Congressman Rodney Davis http://wuis.org/post/candidate-interviews-13th-dist-congressman-rodney-davis <p>Fifteen months after narrowly defeating four-time candidate David Gill,&nbsp;Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) is seeking a second term.</p><p>In the first in a series of interviews covering the 13th Congressional District race, we talked with Davis about his re-election bid.</p><p>The U.S. Senate conducts a procedural vote Thursday&nbsp;with hopes of extending unemployment benefits by three months for nearly &nbsp;two&nbsp;million Americans.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:38:40 +0000 Jeff Bossert 19287 at http://wuis.org Candidate Interviews: 13th Dist. Congressman Rodney Davis Third Party Hopeful In 13th District Congressional Race http://wuis.org/post/third-party-hopeful-13th-district-congressional-race <p>A Springfield man wants to join the race for the 13th Congressional District.&nbsp; Josh Dill wants to run as a third party candidate.&nbsp; He's formed the Lincoln Liberty Party. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:47:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 16814 at http://wuis.org Third Party Hopeful In 13th District Congressional Race Government Shutdown Early Campaign Fodder http://wuis.org/post/government-shutdown-early-campaign-fodder <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A day into the federal government shutdown, it&#39;s already turning into campaign fodder for next year&#39;s election.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 23:59:04 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 10084 at http://wuis.org Government Shutdown Early Campaign Fodder Champaign Dem Joins Growing 13th District Field http://wuis.org/post/champaign-dem-joins-growing-13th-district-field <p></p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 17:07:19 +0000 Associated Press 7569 at http://wuis.org Champaign Dem Joins Growing 13th District Field Ducky Democrats Dog Congressman Davis http://wuis.org/post/ducky-democrats-dog-congressman-davis <p>Political campaigns are gearing up for next year's elections. So, too, are political pranksters.</p><p>Congressman Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, has lately found himself being shadowed by a giant duck.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Technically it's a woman in a duck suit: "Uh, yes, it is very warm in the duck costume."</span></p><p>This is Nafia Khan. She and a handful of other activists are on the Illinois State Fairgrounds, holding signs that accuse Congressman Davis of "ducking" constituents. They say he's not holding any town hall meetings.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:09:39 +0000 Brian Mackey 7503 at http://wuis.org Ducky Democrats Dog Congressman Davis 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