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Jimmy Lee Tillman II

Republican Party Candidate for First Congressional District of Illinois

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Jimmy Lee Tillman II

The Candidate: Jimmy Lee Tillman II

The Race: Republican Party Candidate for 1st Congressional District of Illinois

The Competition: Frederick Collins, Donald E. Peloquin

The Buzz: Jimmy Lee Tillman II, the son of the Chicago Democrat, Dorothy Tillman, is seeking the Republican candidacy for the First Congressional District of Illinois. A seat held for many years by Democrat Bobby L. Rush. Tillman, who ran for and lost a Metropolitan Water Reclamation District race in 2012, said in his questionnaire with the Chicago Tribune that he hopes to have a chance to "be the first [Republican] to break the [Democrat] control on the black community." 

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