Rodney Davis, the GOP nominee for the 13th U.S. House District seat, last week released the first TV ad of his campaign, presenting his plans for cutting spending and the national debt.
Titled For Them, the 30-second TV spot features Davis and players from a junior football team in Davis' hometown of Taylorville that Davis coaches. Davis stresses the need to get the national debt under control for the future generation that he coaches in football. Davis says that he worries "about the America we are going to leave them. Our $16 trillion dollar debt leaves each of them on the hook for 50 grand. and its killing our economy."
Dr. David Gill, the Democratic nominee for the 13th House District, launched his campaign's first radio ad a few days ago. In the 60-second spot broadcast on 20 stations across the district, Gill calls for the protection of Medicare and greater tax fairness for America's middle class.
Davis and Gill are vying to represent the newly drawn 13th District in the Nov. 6 election. The district stretches across 14 counties from Madison County in the west, to Champaign County near the Indiana border, and includes Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Maryville and parts of Collinsville. Davis and Gill are seeking the seat held by incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson, R-Champaign, who is retiring to spend more time with family after 11 years in office.