State News
1:57 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

U.S. Senate candidate: Republican Doug Truax

Credit Truax for Senate
At the top of the ticket this year in Illinois is a race for the U.S. Senate.  Republican Doug Truax is running against a state Senator, Jim Oberweis in the GOP primary.  The winner will take on Democrat Dick Durbin in the fall.

Truax is making his first bid for political office. Oberweis lost five previous elections, including two unsuccessful bids for U.S. Senate, before being elected to the Illinois General Assembly.

Illinois Public Radio's Sean Crawford begins our look at the contest speaking with Truax, a 43 year old Downer's Grove businessman. Truax explains why he decided to join the race. 

Truax faces state Senator Jim Oberweis. We'll hear from the other candidate in coming days.