State Senator Darin LaHood Republican state lawmakers blast Gov. Quinn over income tax hikes By Willis Kern • Oct 14, 2014 Peoria Public Radio Three Republican state lawmakers want to shine a light on what they perceive as shadowy behavior by Democrats, particularly Governor Pat Quinn. Huckabee to speak at LaHood fundraiser By Denise Molina • Jul 28, 2014 Wikipedia State Senator Darin LaHood is welcoming another major politician to Peoria to campaign on his behalf. Former Arkansas Governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is headlining LaHood’s annual Sizzle and Swizzle fundraiser on August 21st. Local lawmakers react to State of the State By Denise Molina • Jan 30, 2014 State Senator Darin LaHood says the governor’s rhetoric does not match Illinois’ reality.