BLOOMINGTON - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin didn't make it to the McLean County Democratic Organization's fundraiser luncheon Sunday afternoon, but he did call in from Washington D.C., after appearing on Meet the Press to discuss the ongoing government shutdown.
Durbin told the central Illinois Democrats that the upcoming 2014 elections would be crucial, and that they should be doing everything they can to unite and get on message, to oust Republican Congressman Rodney Davis (IL-13).
Durbin said in order to make major changes, Democrats across the country, and particularly in Illinois, must make their voices heard in the 2014 midterm elections.
“The next election is critically important,” he said. “It’s all about the turnout and it is a big election for our state.”
Durbin is facing re-election in 2014, and the Republicans have several candidates vying for their party's nomination to challenge Durbin.
More on Durbin's phone visit with McLean Democrats HERE.