Republican Congressman Rodney Davis

Former Congressman Johnson Endorses Davis

Aug 22, 2014
Jeff Bossert / WILL/Illinois Public Radio

Since his retirement from politics, former Congressman Tim Johnson hasn’t publicly backed anyone for office. That changed Thursday with the Urbana Republican's endorsement of his successor, incumbent Rodney Davis, as he seeks a second term in Illinois’ 13th Congressional District.

Republican Congressman Rodney Davis of Taylorville says President Obama is premature in threatening to veto the House’s version of the farm bill. The White House says $2 billion dollars in annual cuts to the food stamp program in the House’s plan goes too far, and will leave some Americans hungry.