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Hare said Illinois families need more progressive voices in Congress. “I trust David to be a passionate voice for middle- class people,” Hare commented. “I know David will protect the rights of workers. And who better than an ER doctor like David Gill to block the Republicans’ attempts to end Medicare as we know it?”

“The tragedy surrounding the senseless shooting death of unarmed, 17 year-old Trayvon Martin has pricked the conscience of our nation.

Retired Amherst gentleman John Kick is not known as a political activist. In the Springfield union hall where he ventured last October to hear Democratic senatorial candidate Elizabeth Warren, he might have seemed a world-weary citizen with vague curiosity about the professor turned politician.

But John's sorrowful demeanor and disconsolate eyes betrayed a woefully wounded heart. His son, Gabe, took his own life just a month earlier, at the age of 28. John keeps moving, somehow, in the dreadful private agony understood only by parents who persist in such an aftermath.

The November race in the new 13th Congressional District, which includes much of Springfield, is shaping up to be far different than some Democrats — like U.S. Sen. DICK DURBIN, D-Ill. — had hoped.

With Jay Hoffman, James Gray & Greene County State’s Attorney Matt Goetten dropping out of the Democratic Primary in the 13th District (which the Cook Political Report ranks as a D+1 district),  David Gill is the consensus Democrat running against Tim Johnson, who pollster PPP (the nation’s most accurate pollster)  has just found to be - by far -  the most endangered Republican incumbent in the country right now.

Bloomington- Macon County Democratic Committeemen, including Macon County labor leaders, unanimously endorsed David Gill’s candidacy for Congress in Illinois’ 13th District last night. The vote was 50-0, with a weighted voted of the committeemen of greater than 3000-0.


The first Democrat has announced plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson in his new district, and the two candidates are quite familiar with each other.

The race for a U.S. representative for Greene and Macoupin counties has yet to be called with an incredibly narrow margin separating two candidates.

Accusing his Democratic congressional opponent of hiding in "a groundhog hole," Bloomington physician David Gill on Thursday challenged Matt Goetten to a series of six debates around the new 13th Congressional District

Dr. David Gill declared victory Wednesday over opponent Matt Goetten in the Democratic primary election for Illinois' 13th Congressional District.

Gill made the declaration at 4:50 a.m. Wednesday.



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Trans Pacific Partnership Fast Track - Where Does Your Legislator Stand

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Progressive Roundtable with Reps. Ellison and Pocan and Lori Wallach on TPP

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