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Illinois Federation for Right to Life and Illinois Citizens for Life Endorse Darin LaHood for Congress

Peoria, IL – Congressional candidate Darin LaHood today announced that he has been endorsed by the Illinois Federation for Right to Life Federal Political Action Committee (IFRL-PAC) and the Illinois Citizens for Life Federal Political Action Committee (ICL-PAC) for the Republican special primary election.

“I am honored and humbled to have the support of strong, pro-family, conservative organizations,” said LaHood. “In Washington, I will work to establish policies that respect and cherish life and will continue to fight for pro-family conservative principles.”

In their endorsement, the Illinois Federation of Right to Life and Illinois Citizens for Life wrote, “The Illinois Federation for Right to Life Federal PAC and the Illinois Citizens for Life Federal PAC are pleased to announce their endorsement of Darin LaHood as Republican candidate for the 18th Congressional District. Not only has Mr. LaHood expressed a desire to protect unborn children but he has also indicated his support for those who are endangered at the end of life.”

Darin LaHood has represented the 37th Senate District in Springfield since 2011. As a State Senator, LaHood was the chief sponsor for term limits legislation and quickly gained the reputation of being a fiscal hawk.

Prior to serving in the Senate, LaHood spent over 10 years as a State and Federal Prosecutor, including as the Chief Terrorism Prosecutor and as the Lead Coordinator for the Project Safe Neighborhoods Program.

LaHood has a B.A. from Loras College and holds a J.D. from The John Marshall Law School. LaHood was recognized as an Edgar Fellow in 2013. He currently resides in Dunlap, with his wife Kristen and their three sons, McKay, Luke, and Teddy.