As he faces a Primary challenge next month, Congressman John Shimkus has picked up a couple of big endorsements in the past few days. On Friday, Congressman Shimkus was joined on some travels around the district by David Keene, who is the former President of the National Rifle Association, as the NRA officially endorsed Shimkus and touted his perfect voting record on 2nd amendment issues. Shimkus says it is good when your friends step up to help.
Meanwhile, Shimkus picked up another large endorsement on Monday. ACTIVATOR, the Illinois Farm Bureau’s Political Involvement Fund, has announced its endorsement of Shimkus for re-eloection in the 15th Congressional District Republican Primary on March 15th. ACTIVATOR Trustee Committee Chair Gale Koelling, who is the President of the Washington County Farm Bureau, made endorsement stops with Shimkus on Monday around the district.