Congressional candidates face off again in 13th

Congressional candidates face off again in 13th

Incumbent Rodney Davis, a Republican, is seeking to retain his seat in Illinois’ 13th Congressional District against a challenge from Betsy Dirksen Londrigan. One of Illinois’ most competitive congressional races is a rematch between two contenders who were separated by less than 1% of the vote in the 2018 election. Incumbent Rodney Davis, a Republican, is seeking to retain his seat in Illinois’ 13th Congressional District against a challenge from Betsy Dirksen Londrigan. Davis, 50, has served in Congress since 2013 and has been re-elected three times. Getting the country through the COVID-19 pandemic should be Congress’ top priority, Davis said. A few measures that he called for include relief for local governments and first responders, economic support for small businesses and out-of-work Americans, and providing targeted assistance to individuals to help them keep their health care coverage. Davis dealt with his own COVID-19 diagnosis in August and said it gave him a unique perspective on handling the pandemic. He believes the bipartisan relief bills passed in March and April will be viewed favorably and House leadership on both sides needs to negotiate filling the holes left in the current COVID-19 response, he said. “We haven’t been able to come together in Washington on legislation to fill holes that still exist in our COVID response, Davis said. “What we can do is get leadership of both sides to sit down and talk about where we need to fill those holes.” Dirksen Londrigan, 49, has worked as a corps member […]

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