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July 18, 2018

Democrats choose Vandalia resident to run against Plummer in 54th Senate district

Democrats have chosen a Vandalia resident to run in the 54th state Senate district. Local party chairmen have slated Brian Stout to run against Republican Jason Plummer, of Edwardsville, for the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Kyle McCarter, R-Lebanon. McCarter, who has been nominated to be ambassador to Kenya, is not running for re-election, and Plummer beat out three …

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July 17, 2018

Stout slated to run as Democrat in state Senate race

Brian Stout is slated to run as the Democratic candidate for Illinois Senate in the 54th District. The post is currently held by Republican Sen. Kyle McCarter, who was nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next ambassador to Kenya. Stout, a small business owner and local elected official, wants to focus on job creation, increasing funding for education, …

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