A challenger in the 13th Congressional district Republican primary race dismissed the idea that a primary contest for a seat held for only about six months by its incumbent would tire voters.
Erika Harold, who spoke to McLean County Republicans Monday morning, is challenging Rep. Rodney Davis, who was chosen as the Republican nominee by party leaders last year after former U.S. Representative Tim Johnson stepped down. Davis beat Democrat David Gill of Bloomington in November’s general election.
After Harold announced her candidacy, Davis said the move to oppose him was sad because district voters were tired of constant campaigning.
Asked Monday if continuing to hammer the Republican message would contribute to a feeling of a “perpetual campaign” that could tire voters, Harold said the real objection voters have is to “petty partisan debate.”