But my mom pointed out an article in Saturday's Peoria Journal Star where they endorsed Aaron Schock even though they basically think Sheldon Shafer is the best candidate. So I checked out Mr. Shafer's website this morning and actually, I think the PJS is right. So one day before the election I'm switching my vote from Schock to Shafer.
I don't consider myself aligned with any party, though, my belief in a smaller federal government makes me more of a republican, along with the way that republicans have always stood on the same side when it comes to my beliefs on marriage and abortion. However, they tend to miss the mark when it comes to the death penalty, environment, immigration and fair trade. That's why I was impressed with Shafer. If you live in the Illinois 18th (counties around Peoria, Pekin, Lacon, Morton, Lincoln and Jacksonville) please take a minute and check him out. He seems to be a good pick, especially if you're not a republican and not impressed with Callahan.