Illinois Republicans make their choice for a new nominee in the 13th District Congressional Race. An aide to Congressman John Shimkus gets the nod among four finalists. Rodney Davis of Taylorville wasn't exactly in a suit and tie when republican leaders made their choice.
Davis, a one time state representative candidate, was coaching his twins little league baseball game in Taylorville when he was told he beat out three other finalists. Davis will face Democrat David Gill, a Bloomington physician. The district runs from mid Madison County east to the Champaign area.