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Rubio, Bustos In Normal Today Ahead Of GLT's 13th District Debate

 Marco Rubio and Cheri Bustos
Brynn Anderson and Charlie Neibergall
Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Cheri Bustos will be in Normal on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018.

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis and Democratic challenger Betsy Dirksen Londrigan are getting help from some of the biggest names in their parties ahead of Monday’s GLT debate.

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, will be in Normal on Monday night for a watch party for GLT’s debate between Davis and Londrigan. It’s their final debate before Election Day. Davis endorsed Rubio during the 2016 presidential primary, which Rubio lost to Donald Trump.

On Monday afternoon, Londrigan will be joined by U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, a rising star in the Democratic Party, for an early vote rally at Illinois State University.

The Bloomington-Normal appearances from Rubio and Bustos signal once again the importance of the 13th Congressional District in the balance of power in Congress. Davis is a top Democratic target as they try to win two-dozen seats and retake the House. Analysts say the 13th District leans Republican, but it was drawn specifically by Democratic lawmakers to give Democrats a chance.

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Ryan Denham is the digital content director for WGLT.
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