David Paul Blumenshine | WGLT

David Paul Blumenshine

Dan and David
Megan McGowan / WGLT

Republican David Paul Blumenshine is casting himself as the true fiscal conservative in his second bid to unseat longtime legislator Dan Brady.

There’s a long history of voters promoting city council members to the Statehouse. Republican State Rep. Dan Caulkins was a Decatur City Councilman. Rep. Carol Ammons, a Democrat, served on the Urbana City Council.

Updated 11:55 a.m. | A Bloomington-Normal real estate broker has thrown his hat in the ring once again in the race to unseat Republican state Rep. Dan Brady in 2020.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

State Rep. Dan Brady and his GOP primary challenger David Paul Blumenshine sparred Monday over term limits, as both offered competing strategies for limiting Democratic House Speaker Mike Madigan’s power in Springfield.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Several Republicans called Saturday for Jeanne Ives to take down a controversial campaign video targeting Gov. Bruce Rauner that critics say depicts cartoonish, offensive versions of trans Illinoisans and women activists.

Seth Perlman / AP

Gov. Bruce Rauner says bipartisanship is needed to move the state forward. But a lack of trust in the shadow of an election year and the governor's own remarks make that less likely to happen.

Republican David Paul Blumenshine of Normal said Friday he's strongly considering a run against state Rep. Dan Brady, R-Bloomington, in next spring's Republican primary election.