Mar 20, 2014 - 8:45am

Business Leader Moves Forward in Illinois Primary

Former Senior Advisor, Political and Federation Relations

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Rodney Davis was supported by Todd Maisch, Executive Vice President, Illinois Chamber of Commerce (left) and Ben Taylor, Executive Director, Great Lakes Region for the U.S. Chamber

Earlier this week, Rodney Davis won the Republican primary nomination in Illinois’ 13th congressional district with close to 55% percent of the vote.

We’ve supported Rodney since his campaign in 2012 and were proud to do so again in this race. He’s the demonstrated conservative champion on issues that impact growth and job creation. Just last week, we were in Springfield with the Illinois Chamber of Commerce to endorse him.

Davis will now face Ann Callis in the general election, a former judge from Madison County – a county renowned for its ranking as one of the top judicial hell holes in the country by the American Tort Reform Foundation. South Central Illinois has become notorious for its reputation of lawsuit abuse. One out of every four asbestos lawsuits filed comes from Madison County, causing plaintiffs looking across the country to flock to Madison to exploit a corrupt system. Only one in ten suits filed are from plaintiffs who actually lived or worked in the county.

The race is expected to be one of the most competitive in the country. It's a classic matchup between a candidate handpicked by the DCCC to restore Nancy Pelosi to Speaker of the House and a known leader endorsed by the local business community who has a record working to fix the Obamacare mess, rein in regulations strangling small businesses and get government out of the way so free enterprise can lead our recovery.

We're proud to stand with Rodney Davis and will continue to highlight his pro-business record versus another vote for big government in Ann Callis. 


About the Author

About the Author

Former Senior Advisor, Political and Federation Relations

Rob Engstrom is a former senior political strategist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.