Looks like Illinois Congressional candidate Rodney Davis missed the memo—again. The Republican contender for Illinois’ 13th Congressional District has a bad habit of ignoring his constituents. He gave cold-shoulder treatment earlier this year to a voter who tried to ask him questions.
But his most recent gaffe could be considered legendary. On Wednesday, Davis held a press conference outside of a local gas station to discuss his proposed energy policy. The problem? The location of the conference wasn’t even in the congressional district he’s campaigning in.
Yep. The address of the press conference location is 4401 W. Wabash in Springfield, IL. Right city, wrong district. Davis was actually speaking in Illinois’ 18th Congressional district when he should have been speaking next door in the 17th district. But that’s not all. During that same conference, Davis refused to answer the questions of a Daily Kos reporter, a move that’s now making wages on the blogosphere.
Given his history of ignoring working families, his history of refusing to answer questions, and the fact that some of his biggest donors are the wealthiest 1%, one has to wonder if the out-of-district conference wasn’t a mistake, but instead a political move to capture the attention of the wealthy.
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