WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Local News

WJBD - Local News - Oberweis Gathering Signatures for US Senate Run

Oberweis Gathering Signatures for US Senate Run

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - State Sen. Jim Oberweis says he's gathering petition signatures to make a bid for the U.S. Senate.

The Republican from Sugar Grove made the comments Wednesday at a Springfield rally for opponents of same-sex marriage. He says he wants to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin. Oberweis is a dairy magnate who has made numerous bids for office before.   He made previous unsuccessful attempts for U.S. Senate in 2002 and 2004. He also ran and lost in the 2006 Republican gubernatorial primary, and a congressional bid in 2008. He won a seat to the state Senate last November.

Downers Grove businessman Doug Truax and Kane County Regional School board member Chad Koppie are also making primary bids.  

See other LocalNews news:

Two in Custody Following Wednesday Morning High Speed Police Chase
Woman Seeks to Detract Lawsuit Deal with US Rep. Duckworth
Centralia Man Receives 40 Years in Prison for Disseminating Child Pornography
Marion County Court News for Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
Cardiology Dr. Scott Nordlicht to Discontinue Service in Salem and Breese




Loyal Listener Club

Club Login

Follow Us At

This Site logo