Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » Marron won’t run for Shimkus seat
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Marron won’t run for Shimkus seat

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019

* Earlier this month

Standing two blocks from where he was sworn in a year ago as state representative of the 104th district, Republican Mike Marron announced a possible new political direction Tuesday — a run for Congress.

“Certainly serving in Springfield has been one of my most humbling honors, and giving up that seat is something I don’t take lightly,” said Marron, who was joined by his wife, daughter, father and supporters in front of the Vermilion County Administration building, where he served as county board chairman.

Tuesday’s event came less than a week after 12-term U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, announced plans to vacate his seat in Washington, D.C., next year. Among those on hand in downtown Danville: former state Rep. Chad Hays, whose decision to step away from Springfield led to Marron’s appointment a year ago.

* Today…

State Rep. Mike Marron released the following statement announcing his intention to run for reelection for state representative:

“While it truly would be an exciting undertaking and a true honor to serve as your Congressman, I have decided that this is not the right time. While it wasn’t an easy decision, it is the right decision for me and my family right now. Family is very important to me and will always remain a high priority. That means spending important time with my daughter as she grows, as well as being available to help out on our family farm.

“I do want to thank everyone across the 15th Congressional District for the outpouring of support. The number of people who have reached out to say they were behind my candidacy and offer their assistance has truly been humbling. I appreciate every phone call, text, and email. Your outpouring makes this an extra tough decision.

* In other news

A political action committee that is an outgrowth of the conservative tea party movement in Congress is backing former state Rep. Jeanne Ives over former Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti for the Republican nomination to challenge first-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Sean Casten.

Ives, of Wheaton, received the backing of the House Freedom Fund, a PAC chaired by Republican U.S. Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, in her bid for the GOP nomination in the west and northwest suburban 6th Congressional District.

Jordan also is a co-founder and the first chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, which was formed in 2015 with the aim of pushing the House GOP leadership to the right on fiscal and social issues and has sought more power for rank-and-file members. Meadows is stepping down next month after 2 1/2 years as chairman of the group of about 36 conservative lawmakers.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

12 Comments »
  1. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Sep 12, 19 @ 10:27 am:

    Slip and Sue has no constituency, not unlike the guy who “hired” her. She’ll need some magic.

    The question for Ives is how far angry-right can she go before her own issues and Trump make things less than ideal in the suburbs?


  2. - Say What? - Thursday, Sep 12, 19 @ 10:35 am:

    Mike Marron is a very good man. He was the Vermilion County Party Chair when the Republicans regained control of the County Board for the first time in 25 years. He set and completed audacious goals including Republicans taking every County-wide elected office, every Judgeship, et. al.

    He became County Board Chair and did a stellar job and is one of the truly bright, balanced, thoughtful new Republicans in the House and is the future of conscience and reason for the GOP.

    He also took the tough votes necessary, even as a Freshman, while some in the GOP leadership cowered under their desks. He is the real deal.


  3. - DarkHorse - Thursday, Sep 12, 19 @ 10:51 am:

    Per Say What?, Marron sounds impressive.

    Why does this race feel like it’s going to be Harold vs. Plummer?


  4. - Lord of the Fries - Thursday, Sep 12, 19 @ 10:53 am:

    It’s funny seeing Ives try to change her tone in her announcement video and run away from Trump when asked about him knowing she needs to be more moderate to win the district.

    But then she turns around and chases endorsements from Freedom Works and these guys? The craziest of the Congress crazies? Pick a lane Jeanne.


  5. - Taste of Wheaton - Thursday, Sep 12, 19 @ 10:59 am:

    It should be noted that in the 6th Congressional district, there’s a third candidate, Jay kinzler, who has recently announced at the local political meetings his intention to run.


  6. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Sep 12, 19 @ 10:59 am:

    ===Marron sounds… ===

    … smart enough to know that seat is vanishing and deciding to primary one or more senior Congress Critters and then losing is a great way in 3 years to be out of politics for a while.

    The Shimkus seat is a “rent, not buy” type of job situation


  7. - Da Big Bad Wolf - Thursday, Sep 12, 19 @ 11:05 am:

    I’m also impressed with Marron, especially after he fought so hard to protect his constituents from Dynergy’s coal ash pondson the Vermilion River. I hope his replacement can continue the fight.


  8. - Say What? - Thursday, Sep 12, 19 @ 11:49 am:

    ===I hope his replacement can continue the fight====

    There likely will not be a replacement for Rep. Marron as he is running for the IL House seat in the 104th District again.


  9. - Da Big Bad Wolf - Thursday, Sep 12, 19 @ 11:53 am:

    Replacement in the 104th district.


  10. - Say What? - Thursday, Sep 12, 19 @ 2:20 pm:

    He actually serves in the Illinois House of Representatives in the 104th District. Hence, will likely be re-elected and there will not be a “replacement”.

    The open seat is the US House seat in the 15th District.


  11. - John Lopez - Thursday, Sep 12, 19 @ 4:40 pm:

    Taste of Wheaton: If Dr. Jay Kinzler is really going to run for Congress, he better get his FEC paperwork into the FEC stating he is a candidate so he can start raising money.


  12. - Da Big Bad Wolf - Friday, Sep 13, 19 @ 6:14 am:

    Ok


TrackBack URI

This is not Facebook, so uncivil comments, profanity of any kind, rumors and anonymous commenters will not be tolerated and will likely result in banishment.



* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* More post-Mapes cleanup by Madigan
* "80 percent of success is just showing up"
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Fundraiser list
* Madigan creates 20-member gun violence task force
* Looking on the bright side
* *** UPDATED x1 *** SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Another update to today's edition
* Seeing what they want to see
* Question of the day
* It comes down to trust
* Simple solutions are usually neither
* Pritzker wants "actionable scenario" from agencies on potential cuts, other reductions
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Update to today's edition
* In super-rare move, two aldermen sponsored tax break resolutions worth millions for Burke's clients
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Supplement to today's edition
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* *** LIVE COVERAGE ***
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............


Loading


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress




Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller