Republican county chairmen in the 13th Congressional District have selected a top aide to Congressman John Shimkus to replace another congressman, Tim Johnson, on the November ballot.
Rodney Davis was selected over three other hopefuls in the weighted balloting. In addition to serving as a top staffer to Shimkus, Davis also filled in as acting state party chairman temporarily last year.
He will face Democrat David Gill in the general election. Johnson won the Republican primary in March, but withdrew from the race shortly afterwards.