Rodney Davis http://wuis.org en 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 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 Farm Bill Talks Fall Through http://wuis.org/post/farm-bill-talks-fall-through <p>Though farm bill talks heated up this week in Washington, key legislators emerged from negotiations Thursday disappointed and predicted there would be no progress until after Congress returns in December from its recess.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:27:27 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld 13567 at http://wuis.org Farm Bill Talks Fall Through Congressman Rodney Davis Defends His Vote http://wuis.org/post/congressman-rodney-davis-defends-his-vote <p>13th District Congressman Rodney Davis doesn’t believe he abandoned his principles by voting to reopen the government.<br />The Taylorville Republican says he didn’t get all the victories he wanted out of the measure approved late Wednesday, but says there were some, including a change in the Affordable Care Act that requires verification of income.&nbsp; Davis says that provision could save taxpayers billions by giving federal subsidies to those who actually deserve them. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 22:24:08 +0000 Jeff Bossert 11170 at http://wuis.org Congressman Rodney Davis Defends His Vote 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 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