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UPDATED: State Rep. Carol Ammons making announcement via live stream today

I’m not going to say I called it just yet, but things are looking more and more like I called it.

Our very own State Rep. Carol Ammons has just announced, via an email blast from The People’s Agenda, that she will be holding a very special announcement via her Facebook Page this afternoon at 12:15 p.m.

While there is room for speculation, it is largely postulated that this means Ammons will officially announce her intent to run against everyone’s favorite MIA US Representative, Rodney Davis, in 2018.

While we can’t say that for sure just yet, be sure to check out the live-stream at the link above at 12:15, and find out what the announcement is.

For more information, check out the email blast below:

Please log on to my Facebook page tomorrow at 12:15 pm for an exciting announcement! I will be speaking at the Illinois Women March on Springfield rally. After my announcement, I will need you to take action.

Log in tomorrow at 12:15!

Thank you,

UPDATE: 12:56 p.m.

State Rep. Ammons has announced that an “exploratory committee” will be formed, and she’s wanting to hear from you about whether or not she should run for the 13th District seat vs. Rodney Davis. (PS)

Here is the proper press release:

Rep. Ammons Announces Exploratory Committee for Congressional Bid
Vows to listen to voters across the 13th District and then make final decision

SPRINGFIELD, IL : Rep. Carol Ammons announced the formation of an exploratory committee at the Women’s March on Springfield to formally decide whether she will challenge Congressman Rodney Davis in 2018. This decision followed weeks of encouragement from constituents and conversations with her family. 

Ammons said: “I’ll be listening to voters throughout this district, not just Democrats. I’m heading to small towns, university communities, and manufacturing cities. I’ll be listening to everyone: coal miners, students, manufacturing workers, service workers, professors, farmers, and more.”

“During this exploratory phase, I’ll learn about our district and its community member, as well as their expectations for their next Representative. I’ll learn about their jobs and their schools, their struggles and their successes,” Ammons added.

“Following weeks of listening, I’ll decide if it is in the best interest of the 13th District for me to run for Congress,” Ammons said.

Background on Rep. Ammons

● Currently: IL State Representative for the 103rd district

● Formerly: Champaign County Board Member & Urbana City Council Member

● From: Joliet, IL – has lived in Champaign County for the past 17 years

● Lives in: Urbana, IL with her husband, Aaron Ammons

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