Randy Auxier

The 115th district covers parts of five counties including Jefferson, Perry, Jackson, Union, and Washington.

There’re three candidates are running for this seat, which is currently held by Republican Terri Bryant. Bryant is vacating the seat to run for State Senate.

The two men challenging Incumbent Republican Congressman Mike Bost in Illinois' 12th District say Washington is not working for the district.

12th Congressional District Debate - 10/23/18

Oct 23, 2018
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Candidates hoping to represent Southern Illinois take center stage for the 12th Congressional District debate in the WSIU Television Studios in Carbondale, IL.

Todd Graham, SIU Debate Coach

The three candidates for Illinois' 12th Congressional District will debate Thursday, October 23 at 7:00pm on WSIU.

Southern Illinois will play host to President Donald Trump on Saturday.

Two of the three candidates vying for Illinois 12th Congressional district squared off in a debate Tuesday night, each saying they could do a better job than the person who currently holds the position.

A southern Illinois congressional candidate is welcoming a civil rights icon to the region for a rally to get out the vote.

Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

The Green Party will have a new candidate running for the 12th district congressional seat in 2018.

After Paula Bradshaw ran in the past three election cycles, SIU-Carbondale Philosophy and Communication Studies professor Randy Auxier announced his candidacy Wednesday.