Illinois Voters Go To Polls To Replace GOP Rep. Schock

Sep 8th, 2015 | By | Category: Candidates, News Flashes

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Darin LaHood.

Darin LaHood.

From Fox News:

Republican are expected to retain the seat with state Sen. Darin LaHood of Peoria, the son of a former congressman and Obama administration Cabinet member. He is facing Democrat Rob Mellon, a teacher will far less funding and name recognition.

Schock resigned in the middle of his fourth term. He is under federal investigation in a scandal that was essentially triggered by interest in his Capitol Hill office that he lavishly redecorated in the style of the “Downton Abbey” TV show.

Those questions eventually led to revelations about tens of thousands of dollars in questionable travel reimbursements.

The case has also puts Shock, 34, in a legal battle with the Justice Department over control of his records from his congressional office.

Shock has argued in part that he still needs time to review the documents.

He reportedly turned over 10,703 financial records on Aug. 26 to comply with a subpoena deadline but still has roughly 3,000 more records that his lawyers say do not fall under the subpoena but still could be made available to a judge.

The winner of Thursday’s race will restore the number of House members to a full 435.

The rest of this story can be read at Fox News.

Darin LaHood has been endorsed by the National Right To Life and the Illinois Federation For Right To Life: National Right to Life Endorses Darin LaHood in Illinois Special Primary | NRL News Today.

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