Congressman John Shimkus has issued a statement regarding State Senator Kyle McCarter’s entrance into the Republican primary for the 15th Congressional District seat.
Shimkus said, “As a free market Republican, I always say that competition is good. With that said, I will strongly defend my conservative voting record, my accessibility throughout the district, and the constituent service that my office provides to the people of Illinois.
“Unlike my opponent, my family lives in the 15th District, and we never moved to Washington. And I am proud to be a public servant – from West Point to the Army to teaching to county government to Congress.”