* Press release…
Republican State Senator Sue Rezin today filed the required statement of organization and declaration of candidacy with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) to run for Congress in the 14th District of Illinois which Lauren Underwood won as a Democrat last fall.
Rezin’s campaign for Congress will begin organizing and raising funds immediately. A formal announcement of candidacy event will the held in the months to come.
Rezin has won every election she entered beginning with an upset victory in defeating longtime Illinois State Representative Careen Gordon who was an incumbent Democrat heavily backed by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s money and operation in a Tier One race. Previous to her race against Rezin, Gordon repeatedly won a series of tough election challenges. This is a seat Republicans have held ever since. Since then Rezin won reelection to the Illinois State Senate three times including two Tier One races against Christine Benson who is the sister of Chicago Democrat Congressman Mike Quigley.
Other GOP candidates include state Sen. Jim Oberweis and Rep. Allen Skillicorn. Rezin will be in the middle of a four-year term next year so she doesn’t have to give up her seat.