MCLEAN COUNTY, ILL. (HOI) -- For the second time, long-time State Rep. Dan Brady of Bloomington is being challenged in the Republican primary by local realtor David Paul Blumenshine.
Brady, a funeral director and ex-McLean County coroner, handily defeated Blumenshine two years ago.
This time, Blumenshine is criticizing Brady for siding with the Democratic governor by his support for doubling the gasoline tax to pay for road improvements and other capital spending.
Brady has been in the state legislature since 2001. He's Deputy Minority Leaders in the House, which ranks him second among House Republicans.
Brady and Blumenshine are vying for the 105th legislative district seat, which covers all of Normal, Bloomington's east side, eastern McLean County, and parts of Livingston County, including Fairbury.
The winner of the primary is expected to face Democrat Chemberly Cummings, who's a Normal Town Council member.