* Press release…
Attorney General candidate Erika Harold proudly announced the endorsements from the following Illinois Republican Congressmen:
Congressman Mike Bost
Congressman Rodney Davis
Congressman Randy Hultgren
Congressman Adam Kinzinger
Congressman Darin LaHood
Congressman John Shimkus
“It is an honor to have the support from the members of our congressional delegation,” said Erika Harold. “As leaders from across our state, our congressmen know how important real reforms are to our state. I look forward to continuing the fight for reforms that will put the people’s interests ahead of the interests of the powerful political class.”
“Erika Harold is exactly who we need to take on the political machine. A Harvard educated lawyer and a national leader combatting school violence, Erika Harold tells the hard truths and always stands up for those in need. I know she’ll take on the corruption in state government.”– Congressman Rodney Davis
* The Tribune claims the endorsement could “potentially clear the field” for Harold, but notes the one absent voice…
Rep. Peter Roskam of Wheaton said Tuesday evening that Kane County State’s Attorney Joseph McMahon has an interest in seeking the GOP attorney general nomination and is waiting to see what transpires. Kane County is part of Roskam’s 6th District
Among those backing Harold: Rep. Rodney Davis of Taylorville, who was challenged by Harold in the 2014 Republican Party primary in the 13th Congressional District. Davis won districtwide, 55 percent to 41 percent, but Harold beat Davis in Champaign County, 70 percent to 28 percent.
The two ran polite campaigns in that race, never getting personal and agreeing on most major issues, such as opposition to abortion, support for a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one woman and one man, elimination of the estate tax and giving federal judges more leeway in sentencing. They debated only once, at a Bloomington radio station eight days before the primary.
Davis is now one of her biggest supporters.