New Gill TV Spot Features Central Illinois Voices

New Gill TV Spot Features Central Illinois Voices
ER doctor is running to be their voice in Congress

Bloomington, IL– A new television commercial released today by the Friends of David Gill stars real people from across Central Illinois telling the truth about Dr. David Gill. The new ad stands in stark contrast to the $3 million in corporate special interest negative attack ads aired against Dr. Gill. The real voices behind Dr. Gill break through the grainy lies clouding the airwaves of the 13th Congressional District to talk about the man they know. Continue reading “New Gill TV Spot Features Central Illinois Voices”

Gill Campaign Pushes Forward, Deflates Rodney’s Lies

Gill Campaign Pushes Forward, Deflates Rodney’s Lies

David Gill stands up for middle class families and voters stand with him

Bloomington, IL– David Gill scored a major win at last night’s WICS-TV debate in Springfield, cutting through the Republican lies to deliver his common sense ideas for balancing the budget responsibly and creating good jobs for middle class families in the 13th Congressional District. Dr. Gill’s straight-shooting performance last night comes on the heels of reports of Gill’s commanding 9 point lead in the polls. Continue reading “Gill Campaign Pushes Forward, Deflates Rodney’s Lies”

David Gill Opens Up a Commanding 9 Point Lead in the Polls

David Gill Opens Up a Commanding 9 Point Lead in the Polls

Bloomington, IL– A new poll released yesterday by respected national pollster Anzalone Liszt shows Democrat David Gill with a 9 point lead over his Tea Party opponent Rodney Davis. Despite the more than $2 million in false negative attack ads aired against him, Dr. Gill’s consistent lead in the polls is widening. Continue reading “David Gill Opens Up a Commanding 9 Point Lead in the Polls”

Gill Campaign Is Full Steam Ahead, Leads in Polls and Wins Key Endorsement

Gill Campaign Is Full Steam Ahead, Leads in Polls and Wins Key Endorsement

Teachers, Police and Nurses Stand with ER Doctor for Congress 

Bloomington, IL– On Sunday, the Springfield State Journal-Register chose Democrat David Gill as its pick for the 13th Congressional District.  The paper declared “Gill is the better choice for several reasons,” and also highlighted Gill’s Republican opponent Rodney Davis’s total lack of any real position on every issue that matters to voters in the district: Continue reading “Gill Campaign Is Full Steam Ahead, Leads in Polls and Wins Key Endorsement”

Romney Pitches Sketchy Deal, and Rodney Continues to Follow His Lead

Romney Pitches Sketchy Deal, and Rodney Continues to Follow His Lead

Bloomington, IL– “I applaud President Barack Obama for exposing the sketchy deal Mitt Romney and his Republicans allies have been trying to sell to the American people,” said Dr. David Gill. “Romney’s ‘pitch whatever half-baked plans and lies it takes to get elected’ approach is exactly what’s wrong with Washington.” Continue reading “Romney Pitches Sketchy Deal, and Rodney Continues to Follow His Lead”

Rodney Davis Continues to Duck Tough Questions on Paul Ryan Budget

Rodney Davis Continues to Duck Tough Questions on Paul Ryan Budget

In a candidate forum on Saturday, May 12th, days before Rodney Davis was chosen by a panel of 14 Republican Party County Chairpersons in a closed-door nomination process, Habeeb Habeeb, the moderator of the forum and the Chairman of the Champaign County Republican Central Committee, posed a direct question to the candidates: “Will you support the Ryan budget proposal? If not why?”

Rodney Davis’s one-word response: “Ditto.” True to style, instead of answering the question, Davis used the answer of the previous respondent: “I would support the Ryan budget in concept. There are some tweaks that I think that I’d make to it, but in concept he was right on.” Continue reading “Rodney Davis Continues to Duck Tough Questions on Paul Ryan Budget”

Who is David Gill Really Running Against?

Who is David Gill Really Running Against?

Conservative Republican Super PAC money buys lies and Rodney Davis

Another independent nonpartisan fact-checking organization, Factcheck.org, has joined Pulitzer Prize winning Politifact in debunking the outrageous conservative Republican lies about Democrat David Gill. Factcheck.org blasts the NRCC’s false claim that Dr. Gill wants to eliminate Medicare entirely as ridiculously inaccurate. Nothing could further from the truth, Dr. Gill has long advocated for an expanded and improved Medicare for All system “that would cover the same people Medicare covers now.” Continue reading “Who is David Gill Really Running Against?”

Breakdown of Republican Spending in IL-13

Breakdown of Republican Spending in IL-13

An analysis of public files at media outlets across CD 13 produced the following spending numbers: Continue reading “Breakdown of Republican Spending in IL-13″

Educators Recommend and Endorse Dr. David Gill for Congress in the 13th Congressional District

Educators Recommend and Endorse Dr. David Gill for Congress in the 13th Congressional District

Gill vows to fight for quality public education, Releases New Education Agenda 

The U.S. House race between Democratic candidate David Gill and his Republican opponent in Illinois’ new 13th District is one of the most competitive in the country as control of the U.S. House of Representatives could be at stake. Today, Gill’s campaign announced that he has received the recommendation of the Illinois Education Association and the endorsement of the Illinois Federation of Teachers.

Public school teachers and postsecondary educators across the 13th congressional district are united in supporting Dr. Gill and his commitment to quality public education. Continue reading “Educators Recommend and Endorse Dr. David Gill for Congress in the 13th Congressional District”

The Gill Education Plan: Build a Strong Middle Class and Invest in Our Future

The Gill Education Plan:  Build a Strong Middle Class and Invest in Our Future

“Without a well-educated, well-prepared workforce, our nation can’t hope to compete and our children won’t enjoy the opportunities their parents or grandparents did. Congress, under the irresponsible direction of misguided priorities, has worked to gut funding for education from preschool to post-graduate and career training programs. Our nation’s ability to inspire the next generation of American scientists, doctors, engineers and teachers is undermined by these radically short-sighted policies. Education is at the core of investing in our future and building a strong middle class.” —Dr. David Gill, Democrat for Congress Continue reading “The Gill Education Plan: Build a Strong Middle Class and Invest in Our Future”

Can Rodney Davis Do Anything on His Own?

Can Rodney Davis Do Anything on His Own?

Davis Constantly Relies on His Boss and GOP Congressional Allies

Bloomington — “Voters in the 13th district have to ask themselves why Rodney Davis constantly needs to be propped up by his boss Rep. John Shimkus and other Republican Members of Congress, including Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Speaker John Boehner,” said Lucy Stein, Press Secretary to Dr. David Gill, Democratic nominee for Illinois 13th Congressional district. Stein went on to query, “is Davis incapable of representing his own views, or does he only represent the views of his patrons?” Continue reading “Can Rodney Davis Do Anything on His Own?”

The Gill Fair Trade Plan: Export Illinois Goods & Products, Not Jobs

The Gill Fair Trade Plan: Export Illinois Goods & Products, Not Jobs

“We must revitalize the American manufacturing sector. A nation that builds things is a nation with a strong and growing middle class. In Congress, I will work to stop bad trade policies that undermine middle-class workers.” —Dr. David Gill, Democrat for Congress

David Gill knows our global economy should be an opportunity to sell Illinois goods, services and crops to the world. But all too often, so-called “free” trade deals sell out American workers and allow other countries to get away with manipulating their currencies, paying sweatshop wages and ignoring workplace safety standards and basic environmental protections.

Dr. Gill supports a new framework for our trade policy to put US products and workers first. He’ll push to knock down barriers to US exports and close loopholes that keep trade deals from being truly fair for American companies and their workers.

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Dr. David Gill’s Letter to Rep. Tim Johnson

Dr. David Gill’s Letter to Rep. Tim Johnson:

October 2, 2012

 

Representative Timothy Johnson

1207 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

 

Dear Congressman Johnson,

It’s good to hear from you. I apologize for my delay in responding to your letter, but I’ve been campaigning non-stop across the district in recent days.

I too am disappointed by the negative tone of these Super PACs. They started running attack ads against me almost two months ago. Over $1 million had been spent against me on TV and radio as of October 1, 2012 (chart attached). My opponent and various Super PACs and national committees have plans to spend millions more.

I make my own decisions about the campaign and I don’t take my cues from politicians or Washington committees. I’ve been telling my story and talking about who I am and what I care about—and the voters are responding. Continue reading “Dr. David Gill’s Letter to Rep. Tim Johnson”

ABC NEWS: DCCC adds 13 new House candidates to ‘Red to Blue’ list

By Rachel Rose Hartman
August 8, 2012

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) on Wednesday added 13 House races to their “Red to Blue” list of districts the party feels confident they can win this fall.

Committee Chairman Steve Israel repeated many of the party’s 2012 campaign lines in a conference call announcing the additions, arguing that these districts contain Democrats who will fight for the middle class and that tea party extremists will be the GOP’s downfall overall this cycle.

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Gill Earns Spot in DCCC’s Competitive Red-to-Blue Program

Bloomington- Dr. David Gill (IL-13) announced today that he has earned a spot on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s (DCCC) highly competitive Red-to-Blue program. He has surpassed demanding fundraising, organizing, and infrastructure goals and skillfully demonstrated to voters that he is a problem-solver who will protect the middle class when elected to Congress. Continue reading “Gill Earns Spot in DCCC’s Competitive Red-to-Blue Program”

Durbin optimistic about Gill’s chances in 13th district– WJBC Radio

Senator Dick Durbin is hoping for Democratic gains downstate this fall.

SPRINGFIELD – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is hoping for Democratic gains in the U.S. House of Representatives in the fall, including the addition of a Democrat in the 13th District. Continue reading “Durbin optimistic about Gill’s chances in 13th district– WJBC Radio”

Dr. David Gill Reacts to Supreme Court Upholding Health Care Law

Bloomington – The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling this morning upholding The Affordable Care Act ensures that important gains will be preserved. Democratic congressional candidate Dr. David Gill believes we can do better and he will work to fix flaws with the Affordable Care Act in the next Congress. Continue reading “Dr. David Gill Reacts to Supreme Court Upholding Health Care Law”

Illinois AFL-CIO Endorses David Gill for Congress

The Illinois AFL-CIO has announced its endorsement of Democrat David Gill for Congress in the new 13th Congressional District. The AFL-CIO represents 1500 affiliates from across the state and 900,000 workers.

“I’m honored to be backed by 900,000 working men and women in Illinois,” David Gill said. “Union members in this state know what it takes every day to make ends meet and try to raise a family. They’re tired of seeing CEOs, billionaires and millionaires get tax breaks from Congress, while they get railroaded. They’re tired of bad trade deals that ship American jobs and middle- class opportunity overseas. They’re tired of Wall Street bankers getting bailouts while they pay the bills. I’m ready to go to Washington to give middle-class workers in Central and Southwest Illinois a strong voice and a proud advocate in the U.S. House.”

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Health care divides U.S. House candidates Gill, Davis

Both candidates for the U.S. House in the 13th Congressional District have faced the fear associated with having a spouse with cancer. But they still have radically different views on how the nation should mold healthcare policy.

David Gill, an emergency room physician from Bloomington, the Democratic candidate, lost his first wife of nearly 20 years – Polly — to cancer in 2007.

Rodney Davis of Taylorville, the Republican candidate, is thankful that surgery following discovery of colon cancer in his wife, Shannon, in 1999, has left her cancer-free.

Continue reading “Health care divides U.S. House candidates Gill, Davis”

13th district Democrats unite behind David Gill for Congress

Bloomington – More than 100 Democrats from across Central and Southwest Illinois came together early this morning for a unity breakfast in Springfield to support Dr. David Gill for Congress in Illinois’ new 13th District. The event comes a few days after Gill was certified by the State Board of Elections as the winner of the Democratic Primary and newly released polling showed him defeating two likely Republicans in the fall.

State Senator Mike Frerichs thanked assembled party chairs, precinct committeemen and volunteers from 14 counties. Frerichs strongly endorsed the Bloomington emergency room doctor. “David Gill is the medicine this Congress needs,” Frerichs said.

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David Gill speaks at Statehouse rally

 

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Former Illinois Congressman Phil Hare Endorses David Gill

Hare said Illinois families need more progressive voices in Congress. “I trust David to be a passionate voice for middle- class people,” Hare commented. “I know David will protect the rights of workers. And who better than an ER doctor like David Gill to block the Republicans’ attempts to end Medicare as we know it?”

Former Congressman Hare said he wanted to move forward with his endorsement now even though a small number of provisional and absentee votes remain to be counted before the Primary election results will be certified. Hare said he agrees with David Gill and his primary opponent that all votes should be counted.

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Dr. Gill challenges Republican Rodney Davis to turn down corporate cash

13th District Democrat welcomes Davis to “spirited campaign” for Congress.

This afternoon 14 Republican Party bosses met in Springfield and anointed their candidate to replace Congressman Tim Johnson, who dropped off the ballot rather than face defeat in November. The party leaders selected career political operative and longtime congressional insider Rodney Davis. Continue reading “Dr. Gill challenges Republican Rodney Davis to turn down corporate cash”

Democrat Gill claims win in tight 13th race

BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington doctor David Gill has declared victory over Greene County prosecutor Matthew Goetten in the 13th Congressional District Democratic primary.

Twin City doctor David Gill, left, took on Greene County State’s Attorney Matthew Goetten in the Democratic primary for the 13th Congressional District. (WJBC file photos)

The two candidates were separated by 143 votes after Macoupin County released its final election numbers at about 4:30 a.m.

Gill said the 13th is a whole different district.

“It’s what you call a D-plus 1 district. It leans slightly Democratic, so to have a D after your name it’s not a handicap, and certainly it’s not a handicap to not be an incumbent,” Gill said. Continue reading “Democrat Gill claims win in tight 13th race”

Goetten concedes to Gill in 13th district Democratic primary

DECATUR — Despite earlier indications that he might ask for a recount, Matt Goetten conceded to Bloomington physician David Gill in the 13th Congressional District Democratic primary Friday.

The concession came after the state Board of Elections certified the primary results, cementing Gill’s 163-vote lead over Goetten with a final tally of 15,536 to 15,373.

“I was honored to earn the support of thousands of people across Central Illinois who were tired of failed leadership in Washington and wanted to count on good jobs, a strong middle class, and a secure economy for our kids,” Goetten said in a prepared statement. “I wish David Gill the best of luck in taking on Republicans’ failed agenda that all too readily caters to special interests and the wealthiest Americans, but puts our way of life in jeopardy.”

In the days following the March 20 primary, Gill claimed victory while Goetten’s campaign raised questions about whether all the votes had been counted.

Gill said Friday that Goetten had called him to concede personally, and they wished each other luck.

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Goetten concedes 13th District race to Gill

JERSEYVILLE — Greene County State’s Attorney Matt Goetten has conceded the Democratic primary for Congress in Illinois’ 13th District to Bloomington physician David Gill.

Goetten issued his concession in a news release on Friday afternoon. After the primary election Gill had a 143-vote lead over Goetten with all precincts reporting but without absentee, provisional and overseas ballots counted. Gill had declared victory, but Goetten initially refused to concede. Goetten said in a statement that he wishes Gill “the best of luck.”

Gill would have faced incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson. But Johnson said earlier this month that he would retire. Johnson’s replacement will be chosen by county Republican Party chairmen after the results of Johnson’s primary win are certified.

from SJ-R.com