McCarter Decides Against Run for Congress

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Published on April 28 2012 4:47 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm

Illinois State Senator Kyle McCarter has decided against a run for Congress.

The Republican from Lebanon was among those considering running for the 13th District Congressional seat after Tim Johnson decided not to seek re-election after winning the Republican primary.  McCarter is currently the state senator for the 51st District, which includes a portion of Effingham County.  He's also running for a term in the State Senate from the newly-drawn 54th District, which will include the western half of Effingham County.

McCarter announced he will not run for Congress, but will continue his campaign for the 54th Senate District.  He said he wanted to put a priority on the Senate run and on operating his small manufacturing business.