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February 8, 2016

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January 6, 2016

Club for Growth Makes Shimkus Second GOP Target

Shimkus is only the second sitting Republican to earn the opposition of the Club for Growth this cycle. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Shimkus is only the second sitting Republican to earn the opposition of the Club for Growth this cycle. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Illinois Rep. John Shimkus became the Club for Growth’s second Republican incumbent target on Wednesday when it endorsed state Sen. Kyle McCarter in the 15th District race.

“While Kyle McCarter would bring a fresh breath of fiscal conservatism to Washington, his opponent, John Shimkus, is the epitome of what’s wrong with Congress,” said Club for Growth President David McIntosh in a statement.

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May 8, 2012

Illinois: GOP Leaders Narrow Field to Replace Tim Johnson to Four Candidates

Local GOP leaders selected four candidates to vie for the nomination on May 19 to replace retiring Rep. Timothy Johnson on the GOP ballot.

On Saturday, Stark County Republican Party Chairman Mike Bigger announced the following candidates would proceed to the next round: former Johnson aide Jerry Clarke, former Miss America Erika Harold, businesswoman Kathy Wassink and Rodney Davis, a former aide to Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.). Full story

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