(Left to right: Congressman John Shimkus and State Senator Kyle McCarter)
With the Illinois primary election occurring on Tuesday, it’s time for voters to start making decisions. Residents of the 15th congressional district will have a chance to learn more about their candidates on Saturday. Incumbent Congressman John Shimkus is being challenged by local State Senator Kyle Mcarter in the republican primary. The two will meet in a debate on Saturday at noon in Vandalia. The debate will be at the WKRV-WPMB Studios in Vandalia, with Todd Stapleton serving as the moderator. We will be streaming the debate live on 99.5/96.3 FM and 1090AM WCRA. The debate will last approximately one hour.
Shimkus has served as Congressman since 1997. McCarter has been a State Senator since 2009. Both candidates were in Effingham earlier this week. Video of Shimkus’ appearance can be seen here, with video from McCarter’s appearance available here.