August 19, 2015

For This Illinois Democrat, The Fifth Time Isn’t The Charm

Yesterday, four-time failed congressional candidate David Gill announced his fifth run for Congress in Illinois’ 13th Congressional District. Gill, who ran as a Democrat during his last four campaigns, has this time decided to challenge GOP Rep. Rodney Davis as an independent.

Gill said he found the idea of running (again) as a Democrat as “unattractive” and admitted that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has discouraged him from launching another failed and embarrassing bid for the seat.

In fact, in 2013, Gill was conveniently appointed to a statewide government post by former Gov. Pat Quinn (D-IL) in order to prevent him from running in the 13th district during the 2014 election. The Democrats lost that race by nearly 20 points.

Gill ran for the former 15th Congressional District in 2004, 2006 and 2010 – losing those races by an average of 61 percent – and then launched a failed bid for the 13th Congressional District in 2012.

If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, consider David Gill: Miles Davis.