15th congressional district

Eight candidates are vying for their party's nomination in Illinois' 15th Congressional District. Republican John Shimkus of Collinsville announced he won't run for re-election in 2020, leaving the 15th wide open.

A third republican has announced a run for the 15th Congressional District in Illinois.

Kerry Wolff of Altamont officially announced his candidacy on Monday.

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A central Illinois family physician has announced he is running for the republican nomination in the 15th Congressional District.

Charles Ellington lives in Camargo in Douglas County and practices medicine in Arthur.

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A Democrat says he will challenge Republican Congressman John Shimkus next fall and in the same breath concedes he has no chance of winning.

John Hursey Jr. of Collinsville has filed paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission to run in the 15th Congressional District race as a Democrat.