Military Man Running For Congress In Metro-East?

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP)- The adjutant general of the Illinois National Guard says he’s considering a run for Congress.

Belleville attorney William Enyart tells the Belleville News-Democrat (http://bit.ly/M7TXCw) that Democrats in Illinois’ 12th District have approached him about replacing Brad Harriman. Harriman dropped out of the race for Congressman Jerry Costello’s seat, citing a worsening but not life-threatening neurological condition.

Enyart says it’s a “great compliment” to be approached and he plans to discuss a possible run with his wife and family.

Enyart has been head of the Illinois National Guard for five years. He would have to give up the job to run for Congress. He hasn’t run for political office before.

Any Democratic candidate would run against Republican Jason Plummer in the November general election.

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