Republican primary March 18 2014 http://peoriapublicradio.org en U.S. Senate candidate: Republican Jim Oberweis http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/us-senate-candidate-republican-jim-oberweis <p>Voters will decide the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate.&nbsp; It's a race between two suburban businessmen, Doug Truax and Jim Oberweis. The Oberweis name is recognizable for the Illinois based dairy business his family started and still owns along with an investment firm. Oberweis, who is 67, is also known for his previous five failed campaigns.&nbsp; He won a state Senate seat in 2012. Illinois Public Radio's Sean Crawford talked with Oberweis about some of the issues and why he decided to seek higher office this year.</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:24:25 +0000 Sean Crawford 19931 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U.S. Senate candidate: Republican Jim Oberweis Republican candidates for governor focus on electability http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/republican-candidates-governor-focus-electability <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-3aa0bd3b-c3b6-44a3-8b1e-08f01e8af8ff"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: 'Courier New'; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Candidates for the Republican gubernatorial nomination agree education funding, Medicaid and pension reform are necessary. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 10:46:45 +0000 Tanya Koonce 17971 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Republican candidates for governor focus on electability