* This is kind of odd…
State Sen. Sam McCann on Tuesday said he’s endorsing challenger Jonas Petty of Pittsfield over incumbent Rep. C.D. David Davidsmeyer, R-Jacksonville, in the Republican primary in the 100th House District. […]
“What I have a problem with is, ever since Governor Rauner came to power, Representative Davidsmeyer is one of those people who just totally went along with him,” McCann said. “I’m trying to figure out why the people of the 100th District should send C.D. Davidsmeyer back here just to be a rubber stamp for the Rauner administration.”
Davidsmeyer did vote with Democrats to pass a budget including a tax increase last summer, but then said talks with constituents convinced him that was the wrong vote, and he backed Rauner in opposing an override. Enough Republicans stayed with Democrats to enact that budget over the governor’s objection.
“I think that underscores the fact that once he did finally stand up to the governor, he eventually backed down,” McCann said of Davidsmeyer’s change of heart.
Davidsmeyer is one of McCann’s two state Reps. He had $147K in the bank at the end of last year and has reported raising $21,500 since then.
Petty, on the other hand, raised just $450 in the fourth quarter. He entered January with $383.30 in his account. He has reported no contributions since then.