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March 15, 2016 — Illinois Primary Election
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District 15U.S. House of Representatives — Republican PartyMarch 15, 2016Illinois Primary Election

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March 15, 2016Illinois Primary Election

U.S. House of RepresentativesDistrict 15 — Republican Party

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Representatives are elected to two-year terms to represent the people of a specific congressional district in the federal government. They introduce and vote on new laws, hold hearings, and are responsible for approving federal taxes.
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Who’s Running?

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Kyle McCarter

Republican
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Total money raised: $503,986

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of Gaby Foundation
$10,800
1
Employees of Uline
$10,800
2
Employees of Mercer, Robert
$5,400
2
Employees of Research Affiliates
$5,400
3
Employees of Seven Oaks Apartments
$5,200

By State:

Illinois 63.60%
Texas 5.60%
Florida 4.42%
New York 3.62%
Other 22.76%
63.60%22.76%

By Size:

Large contributions (93.91%)
Small contributions (6.09%)
93.91%

By Type:

From organizations (1.74%)
From individuals (98.26%)
98.26%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Email senatormccarter@gmail.com
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John M. Shimkus

Republican
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Total money raised: $3,199,379

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Exelon and employees
$34,600
2
Ameren Corporation and employees
$26,300
3
Health Care Service Corporation and employees
$12,500
4
PPL Corporation
$12,000
5
Archer Daniels Midland and employees
$11,000
5
National Association of Broadcasters
$11,000

By State:

District of Columbia 31.23%
Illinois 14.96%
Virginia 13.83%
Texas 5.36%
Other 34.62%
31.23%14.96%13.83%34.62%

By Size:

Large contributions (97.08%)
Small contributions (2.92%)
97.08%

By Type:

From organizations (80.61%)
From individuals (19.39%)
80.61%19.39%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Email campaign@volunteersforshimkus.com

News

McCarter and Shimkus spar over records — March 13, 2016 Effingham Daily News
Shimkus is no-show at town hall — March 11, 2016 Paris Beacon-News
McCarter, Shimkus face off in Town Hall — March 11, 2016 Shelbyville Daily Union
15th Congressional District Interview: John Shimkus — March 10, 2016 Illinois Public Media
Rauner hits the campaign trail in support of Shimkus — March 10, 2016 Herald and Review
15th Congressional District Interview: Kyle McCarter — March 9, 2016 Illinois Public Media
Shimkus faces McCarter in unusual Republican primary challenge — March 8, 2016 Belleville News-Democrat
Tom Kacich: 15th District a $2 million primary — March 6, 2016 The News-Gazette
Shimkus faces challenge from state Sen. McCarter — March 6, 2016 The Southern Illinoisian
Anti-incumbent mood gets test in first House GOP primaries — February 22, 2016 The Southern Illinoisan
Shimkus, McCarter get backing of different groups — January 15, 2016 The News-Gazette
Campaign spending questions raised in McCarter-Shimkus race — November 2, 2015 The Southern Illinoisan
McCarter to challenge Shimkus for seat in Congress — October 8, 2015 Herald & Review
State Sen. Kyle McCarter to challenge U.S. Rep. John Shimkus — October 7, 2015 The Effingham Daily News
McCarter to announce run against Shimkus — October 6, 2015 Belleville News-Democrat
State Senator Prepares GOP Primary Challenge to Shimkus — October 6, 2015 The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report

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