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The Daily American - West Frankfort, IL
  • Bradley enters 12th District race

  • MARION – State Rep. John Bradley (D-Marion) has entered his name for consideration in the 12th Congressional District race.


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  • State Rep. John Bradley (D-Marion) has entered his name for consideration in the 12th Congressional District race.
    Applications from candidates interested in replacing Brad Harriman on the Democratic side of the ballot were due Friday. Harriman withdrew from the race after winning the spring primary due to medical reasons.
    In a statement released Friday, Bradley said he had submitted an application “in order to continue the deliberations over what’s best for my children and our area.”
    Bradley originally chose not to enter the race last fall, citing family considerations.
    If Bradley is chosen by the Democrats – and if he chooses to then run – he would have his name removed from the race for the 117th District of the Illinois House of Representatives. Bradley is currently unopposed in seeking re-election to that seat. The Democratic Central Committee would then have to find a candidate to fill Bradley’s spot on that ballot.
    Previously, former Congressman David Phelps of Harrisburg said he was interested in the nomination for the Congressional seat. Retired Maj. Gen. William L. Enyart is another known to have applied for the nomination.
    The Democratic Party chairmen from each county in the 12th Congressional District will vote in the selection process.
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