CLINTON — As Rodney Davis traveled the newly formed Illinois 13th Congressional District late last week, Obamacare was the one topic everyone asked him about.
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of President Obama’s healthcare reform plan. Davis, who the Illinois Republican Party chose as its November congressional candidate, hopes, as many Republicans do, that a change in the White House will begin the process of reversing the Court’s decision.
Rep. Tim Johnson announced earlier this year he would not run for another term in Congress. Davis, a Taylorville native, will face Democratic challenger Dr. David Gill, who has run against Johnson three times.
Davis spent Friday in Clinton meeting with some local business ovwners.
“I’m surprised Justice Roberts voted the way he did,” Davis told the Journal. The conservative Chief Justice John Roberts voted with the Court’s liberal justices, essentially declaring it was not the Court’s province to rule on the political aspects of the healthcare program.For the complete article see the 07-03-2012 issue.