Peoria Public Radio Staff
Wed October 23, 2013
State Sen. Oberweis looks to challenge Dick Durbin
"Several people have asked me today if I'm going to run for the U.S. Senate against Dick Durbin, and the shorter answer is: if we get enough petitions signed to file in time, I will be there as a candidates to retire him permanently."
Downers Grove businessman Doug Truax and Kane County Regional School board member Chad Koppie are also making bids for the GOP nomination. Durbin is the number two Democrat in the U.S. Senate, where he has served since 1997.