Jason Plummer of Edwardsville was in the Riverbend on Wednesday, one of the stops on the tour of the 12th Congressional district. Plummer is part of a crowded GOP ticket vying for the seat being vacated by Democrat Jerry Costello that includes Belleville's ex-mayor Roger Cook, and newcomer Theresa Kormos of O'Fallon. Plummer's local stop took him to the ConocoPhillips Refinery

Plummer says he stopped at major energy producing facilities on Wednesday, realizing that energy has a major role in everyone's life.

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He says the ConocoPhillips facility is a wonderful resource, and says there are abundant resources of oil, gas and coal in Southern Illinois.

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