State Senator Kyle McCarter made it official Wednesday night before a crowd of supporters in Highland.
He will run against fellow Republican John Shimkus for the U.S. Congress in Illinois District 15, which includes most of the WGEL listening area.
Following the meeting, McCarter told WGEL that it was a big decision and one he spent a lot of time praying about. He said he felt it was time for someone to step up and, “be a louder voice than the one we have right now.”
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The Illinois primary election will be held on March 15th.