The new Republican nominee in the 13th Congressional District says he is not a Washington insider, despite his years of work on the staff of Central Illinois Congressman John Shimkus.
Rodney Davis was chosen by GOP county chairmen from across the district to take the ballot spot vacated when incumbent Tim Johnson abruptly dropped his re-election bid.
Davis says his congressional staff work gives him the experience and knowledge to represent the district… but says he makes his home in Taylorville, not Washington, and is tuned in to the needs and issues of the district. National Democrats are attacking Davis, calling him, quote, “a career political hack.”
Davis says he is a conservative, and will work for lower taxes, the repeal of "Obamacare," and a reduction in costly federal regulations. He also said in a live interview on 970 WMAY's "Jim Leach Show" that he respects all couples, and while he opposes same-sex marriage, he also does not support the idea of a federal Constitutional amendment to ban it.