A veterinarian from Illinois’ Metro East area is making a third primary bid for Congress. Michael Firsching previously ran for the state's old 19th Congressional district, and lost a primary 2012 bid for the 13th district.
He lost to Congressman John Shimkus in 2010, and he was defeated in 2012 by former 13th District Congressman Tim Johnson of Urbana. This year, Firsching is in a field of six candidates, three from each major party, including Republican incumbent Rodney Davis of Taylorville.
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.
Champaign Democrat David Green works as a social policy analyst with the University of Illinois’ Institute of Government and Public Affairs. Green said he believes Congress functions well for 1 percent of Americans.
He told Sean Powers that he feels he can bring a voice to Washington that is more representative of the rest of the country.
Another Democrat is joining what is becoming a crowded field of candidates for Illinois' 13th Congressional District seat. David Green of Champaign said Monday that he will run in the Democratic Party primary. He joins University of Illinois physicist George Gollin and retired Edwardsville judge Ann Callis. Green is a 63-year-old social policy analyst at the University of Illinois' Center for Prevention Research and Development. He told The News-Gazette in Champaign that he's anti-war and hopes to appeal to leftists and anti-war libertarians.