State Senator Darin LaHood is officially running to replace outgoing Congressman Aaron Schock in the 18th District. Schock resigns at the end of the month following questions surrounding taxpayer spending and donor relationships. State Representative Mike Unes is also considering a run for Congress during a special election later this year. State Senator Jason Barickman, a Bloomington Republican, has expressed interest. Other possibilities include former State Representative Jil Tracy of Quincy, who left her seat for an unsuccessful bid as lieutenant governor last year. Reports are that state senator Bill Brady is NOT going to run for Schock’s seat.