Jay Hoffman Returns to the Political Battlefield

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Jay Hoffman served in the Illinois House for 22 years, and now he says he’s running for Congress.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette  reports that Hoffman said Sunday he’ll run for the Democratic nomination in the 13th Congressional District. Hoffman narrowly lost a race for Congress in 1996.

The 49-year-old Collinsville resident is already up against two other Democrats Bloomington physician David Gill and retired Litchfield educator James Gray. Gill has lost three previous runs for Congress.

Two Republicans six-term incumbent Tim Johnson and Springfield truck driver Sam Spradlin are also seeking the seat.

The new 13th District stretches from Champaign-Urbana on the northeast through Decatur, Bloomington-Normal and Springfield down to the Illinois suburbs of St. Louis. 

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press


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