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Darren Bailey Vows to Fight for Southern Illinois and Conservative Values; Announcing Campaign for Illinois’ 12th Congressional District in Front of Hundreds of Supporters on Family Farm

   Xenia, IL – Darren Bailey, former Illinois Republican gubernatorial nominee and State Senator announced today he is running for Congress in Illinois’ 12th District.

     Bailey stated, “I will fight for Southern Illinois and be your voice in Congress, fighting tooth and nail to protect our Second Amendment rights and defend the sanctity of life. And I will always be a champion for American jobs and working families.”

     “Let us declare, with a resounding voice, that we will not allow our freedoms to be trampled upon. We will not be silenced. We will not surrender. Together, we will take back our voice and our country. We will restore economic stability, create opportunities for growth and prosperity, secure our border, and achieve American energy independence. We will push back against the radical agenda that seeks to undermine our values and restore freedom across our land. Together, we will build a brighter future for ourselves, our children, and future generations.” Continued Bailey.

     Bailey concluded with a promise to fight for Southern Illinois and the restoration of the American dream, while sending a sharp message to Joe Biden and career politicians in Washington, D.C., “I have a message for Joe Biden, the radical left, and for every weak-kneed politician who prioritizes their next election over the next generation: You may underestimate the power of the American people, but you do so at your own peril. We are a force to be reckoned with, and we will hold you accountable. If you sell us out, we will send you home.”

     Bailey’s top priorities if elected are to fight for Southern Illinois and against the woke agenda pushed by radical Democrats, to revive our economy through domestic production and promotion of American innovation, to secure our border and fight crime by empowering law enforcement and giving them the tools they need to keep our communities safe, to achieve American energy independence, to protect the unborn and their right to life, and to safeguard our God-given constitutional rights.

     Bailey is a third-generation farmer from Southern Illinois who, along with his sons, owns and operates Bailey Family Farm. He was elected to the state legislature in 2018, where he fought against government overreach, tax hikes, and reckless spending. In 2020, he helped lead the charge against J.B. Pritzker’s harmful lockdowns and mandates that hurt businesses and children’s education across the state. Bailey and his wife of 37 years, Cindy, live on their farm in Southern Illinois. They are the proud parents of four married children and 12 grandchildren, and attend Crossroots Church in Effingham.

     You can learn more about Darren and his race for Congress at

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