State Senator Kyle McCarter will announce Wednesday that he will challenge incumbent Congressman John Shimkus for the Republican nomination for 15th District Congressman in 2016.
McCarter has served in the State Senate since 2009, when he was appointed to succeed Frank Watson.
Shimkus has served in Congress since 1996 and has announced he will seek another term.
McCarter will be in Effingham to formally declare his candidacy for Congress at 11am Wednesday at Effingham Public Library. Sen. McCarter also making stops today in Danville, Marion and Highland.