Shimkus announces campaign for 10th term in Congress

Published at 6:52 p.m. on November 4, 2013 | Modified at 6:52 p.m. on November 4, 2013

Illinois Congressman John Shimkus has kicked off his latest re-election campaign with a two-day tour around the 15th Congressional District. The nine-term Republican announced his tenth-consecutive re-election campaign Monday in Troy. Shimkus was first elected to Congress in 1996 and is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The heavily Republican district includes 33 counties and runs from Hoopeston along the Indiana state line to Collinsville, where Shimkus lives.

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