Jerry Costello

Fromer U.S. Representative Jerry Costello (Getty/Chris Kleponis)

Former Rep. Costello: Congress Lives ‘In a Bubble’

“You kind of get a sense when you’re hear as opposed to in D.C. four days a week of just how frustrated people are when they look at Congress,” he told KMOX News Monday.


Fromer U.S. Representative Jerry Costello (Getty/Chris Kleponis)

Expressway Named After Cong. Jerry Costello?

A push in the Illinois legislature would name the road leading up to the new Mississippi River bridge after retired politician from Belleville.


Fromer U.S. Representative Jerry Costello (Getty/Chris Kleponis)

Tight Race To Replace Costello In Illinois’ 12th District

Republican candidate Jason Plummer has the name recognition and local ties to the district, but so does Democrat William Enyart.



House Speaker John Boehner Campaigns for Jason Plummer

Plummer is running against Democrat William Enyart.


Fromer U.S. Representative Jerry Costello (Getty/Chris Kleponis)

Dems Meet To Pick Metro-East Congressional Candidate

Selection will run against Republican Jason Plummer to succeed Jerry Costello (pictured).


Former Illinois Adjutant General William Enyart

Military Man Running For Congress In Metro-East?

Illinois National Guard adjutant general William Enyart says maybe.


Fromer U.S. Representative Jerry Costello (Getty/Chris Kleponis)

Harriman, Plummer to Faceoff for Congressman Costello’s Seat

Republicans see it as an opportunity to flip the seat into the GOP column.


U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech on January 24, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Akin, Clay, Others React to President’s State of the Union

President Obama’s State of the Union address was either inspirational or tone-deaf, depending on who you ask.


Fromer U.S. Representative Jerry Costello (Getty/Chris Kleponis)

Costello Endorses Possible Successor

The Democrat endorsed Brad Harriman of O’Fallon, citing his working-class union family and hard work ethic.


10/4/11-U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello meets with friends and constituents Tuesday, moments before announcing that he will not run for reelection to Congress in 2012, instead pursuing teaching and consulting jobs. He will serve out the remaining year of his term and will endorse a successor for the 2012 election. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

UPDATED: Congressman Jerry Costello Won’t Seek Re-Election in 2012

62-year-old Democrat said he won’t run again because he plans to pursue other interests.




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