The Candidate: Jimmy Lee Tillman II
The Race: Republican Party Candidate for 1st Congressional District of Illinois
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."