Davis Returning To Congressional Baseball Game, A Year After Shooting

June 13, 2018
Congressman Rodney Davis was in attendance at a congressional baseball practice in June 2017 when a gunman opened fire and wounded House Majority Whip Steve Scalise among others.

Congressman Rodney Davis was in attendance at a congressional baseball practice in June 2017 when a gunman opened fire and wounded House Majority Whip Steve Scalise among others.

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U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis is one of many Republicans facing off against Democrats in Thursday evening’s annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity at Nationals Park in Washington DC.

The game comes exactly a year after a gunman opened fire on a Republican baseball practice in June 2017--which Davis had attended

U.S. House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise, and U.S. Capitol Police Officers David Bailey and Crystal Griner were among those injured in the shooting. 

"This year's game will be especially memorable as we celebrate the remarkable recovery of Steve Scalise and the others who were shot and remember how grateful we are to be here and carry on this tradition of bipartisanship and charity," said Davis in a press release. 

This year’s game is donating funds to charities including The Washington Literacy Center, The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation. 

Davis is from Taylorville and represents Illinois’ 13th District. He faces Democrat Betsy Dirksen Londrigan in this November’s election.

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