Goetten Concedes to Gill in State’s Democratic 13th District Race

April 20, 2012

A month after Illinois' March 20th primary, the state officially has its Democratic candidate for the 13th Congressional District.

In a press release issued late Friday, Greene County State's Attorney Matt Goetten conceded the primary to Bloomington physician David Gill. Goetten says he was 'honored to earn the support of thousands of people across Central Illinois, who were tired of failed leadership in Washington.'

He says Washington has 'lost touch with hard working men and women in Central Illinois, and it's critical that we have a voice fighting for us. Goetten didn't say he was endorsing Gill, but 'wished him the best of luck in taking on Republicans' failed agenda.'

Final numbers from the Illinois State Board of Elections show Gill defeated Goetten by 163 votes. The numbers were certified Friday by the board at its meeting in Chicago.

Republican party chairs in 14 counties will take a weighted vote to determine the GOP nominee, who will replace retiring Urbana Congressman Tim Johnson.

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