Friday, January 25, 2008

Farm Broadcaster to Run for Congress

Longtime central Illinois farm broadcaster Colleen Callahan is considering entering the race for the 18th district congressional race on the Democratic party ticket:

Colleen Callahan, a former agriculture reporter for Peoria radio and television stations, is asking the Democratic Party to be its nominee this fall for the 18th Congressional District.

She said Thursday that numerous people have asked her to run, and after discussing it with family and friends, she is now actively seeking the support of the party’s 20 county chairmen.

“I’m excited about this prospect,” Callahan, 56, said in a telephone interview.

This would be her first foray into politics, though she said her professional experience with business and agriculture will make her a worthy candidate.

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