Ann Callis 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 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 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 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