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One of the most closely watched races in Tuesday's election will be the Democratic primary for the 13th Congressional District.

13th District Democratic Candidates Discuss Immigration, Foreign Policy At Forum

Feb 27, 2018
Tim Gilmore / Illinois Public Media

The Democratic candidates for Illinois’ 13th Congressional district discussed foreign policy and immigration issues at an event Monday night in Champaign.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

The five Democrats looking to unseat U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis echoed each other Tuesday on nearly every progressive issue—from health care to immigration—while trying to distinguish themselves using their personal and professional backgrounds.

A lawyer from southern Illinois is leading the money race among Democrats looking to unseat U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis in the 13th Congressional District next year.

Seth Perlman / AP

Labor Day is typically seen as a turning point in an election year, the time when regular voters start paying attention. But for the 2018 election—still more than a year away—that adage about Labor Day may need to be updated.

Merlin Mather

Urbana State Representative Carol Ammons received a warm welcome in Normal from members of the Indivisible 13 group. She held a listening session at the Normal Public Library.

Ammons is a Democrat who has formed an exploratory committee to run for Congress.

Jeff Bossert / Illinois Public Media

State Representative Carol Ammons says she’ll announce by late June if she’s running for Illinois’ 13th Congressional District in 2018.

For now the Urbana Democrat has formed an exploratory committee to help her decide whether to challenge Republican Congressman Rodney Davis of Taylorville.

Dawn Schmitz / Flickr

Congressional candidate and emergency room physician Dr. David Gill thinks Obamacare should be fixed, not repealed and the first step is to address insurance company involvement. 

Gill, a Democrat, has announced he's running against Republican incumbent Rodney Davis who represents Illinois' 13th District.  Gill spoke against the GOP's Affordable Health Care Act Tuesday night at a Stand Up For Justice rally on the lawn of the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts.

Gill Announces Another Bid For Congress

Mar 7, 2017
David Gill

David Gill has announced he’s running again for Congress next year, and President Trump is the reason why. The Bloomington emergency room physician says he'll run as a Democrat.

Harvard Law Record

U. S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan has denied Bloomington physician David Gill's appeal to remain on the ballot as an independent candidate for Congress.

Kagan, who handles cases from the 7th U. S Court of Appeals, refused to allow the four-time congressional candidate on the ballot, after his spot was denied by the Illinois State Board of Elections.

David Gill

The independent candidate for Congress in Illinois' 13th district has appealed to the U. S. Supreme Court in an effort to finally get his name back on the ballot.

Gill Off Ballot Again

Sep 19, 2016
David Gill

A central-Illinois physician has lost another round in his fight to become an independent candidate for Congress.

David Gill says it’s not fair that independent candidates like him have to gather nearly 15 times as many signatures as Democrats and Republicans.

David Gill

The State Board of Elections has ruled independent 13th District Congressional candidate David Gill does not have enough petition signatures to get on the November 8th ballot.

The Bloomington Physician collected nearly 8,600 signatures, but that's still 2,000 fewer than he needed.