State Rep. Carol Ammons (D-Champaign) announced that she will not launch a congressional challenge to three-term Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville/Bloomington), saying she prefers to remain in the state legislature. Recently, Ms. Ammons filed a congressional exploratory committee. Virtually simultaneously, attorney Erik Jones (D), a former investigate counsel to congressional committees, came forth to declare his candidacy. Mr. Jones joins four other announced Democrats in the race, including frequent congressional candidate Dr. David Gill.
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