State Sen. Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington, said he is interested in succeeding U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Peoria, who abruptly resigned Tuesday from his 18th Congressional District seat.
According to the News-Gazette, en. Darin LaHood is in. Sen. Bill Brady is out.
Less than 24 hours after U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Peoria, said he would step down from his House seat, two state senators came to different conclusion about replacing Schock as congressman in the 18th Congressional District, northwest of Champaign County.
LaHood, who lives in Dunlap and is the son of former Republican congressman and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, said Wednesday morning he is a candidate and soon will form a federal campaign comittee. LaHood has been a state senator for five years.
But veteran Sen. Bill Brady of Bloomington, a member of the Legislature for more than 20 years, says he is staying there.