As he is locked in a primary election this year, Congressman John Shimkus is getting some support from groups he has supported over the years. On Friday, Congressman Shimkus made a stop in Vandalia with David Keene, who is the former President of the National Rifle Association, as the NRA is endorsing Shimkus. Keene says that Shimkus has been a big supporter of the 2nd amendment over his time in Congress.
Shimkus says he’s not one to talk a lot about his accomplishments, and Keene jumped in to add that’s why the NRA stepped up with this endorsement before the primary.
Shimkus will face State Senator Kyle McCarter in the March 15th primary election, with the winner getting the Republican nomination for the 15th district Congressional seat.