Statement from Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) on his primary victory tonight:
“Thank you to the people of the 15th Congressional District for their support and for allowing me the opportunity to continue to serve them in Washington. I’d also like to thank my opponent for a hard fought campaign.
“To all of our hardworking volunteers and supporters, I cannot thank you enough for the thousands of calls you made and doors you knocked. Your hard work and dedication to spreading our conservative message throughout Central and Southern Illinois was essential to our victory.
“I’m honored and humbled to be able to continue to serve the hardworking families of Central and Southern Illinois.”