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Congressman Davis breaks with hesitant GOP colleagues to join Trump campaign

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CHAMPAIGN – While U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is running ads criticizing GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) continues to refrain from voicing support for Trump, GOP Congressman Rodney Davis (R-13) signed onto the Trump campaign's new agricultural advisory committee. 

Davis, who is serving his Congressional second term, is a member of the U.S. House Agriculture committee and Subcommittee Chair of the Bio Tech Committee.

The formation of the board represents Trump’s endorsement of these individuals’ diverse skill sets and ideas that can improve the lives of those in agricultural communities, a campaign statement said Tuesday. 

Mr. Trump said, “The members of my agricultural advisory committee represent the best that America can offer to help serve agricultural communities. Many of these officials have been elected by their communities to solve the issues that impact our rural areas every day. I’m very proud to stand with these men and women, and look forward to serving those who serve all Americans from the White House.”

The executive board members will convene on a regular basis.

Advisory board members include:

  • Charles Herbster – National Chairman of the Agricultural and Rural Advisory Committee for the Donald J. Trump Campaign for President
  • Sam Clovis – National Chief Policy Advisor for the Donald J. Trump Campaign for President
  • Rebeckah Adcock –CropLife, Senior Director, Government Affairs
  • Robert Aderholt – Congressman from Alabama; Chairman, Subcommittee on Agriculture
  • Jay Armstrong – Kansas Wheat Commission; Chairman, Farm Foundation
  • Gary Black – Commissioner Agriculture, Georgia
  • John Block – Former Sec. of USDA
  • Mike Brandenburg – State Legislator, North Dakota
  • Terry Branstad – Governor of Iowa
  • Sam Brownback – Governor of Kansas
  • Chuck Conner – CEO, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
  • Mike Conaway – House Agriculture Chairman
  • Jack Dalrymple – Governor of North Dakota
  • Dennis Daugaard – Governor of South Dakota
  • Rodney Davis – Congressman from Illinois; House Agriculture committee and Subcommittee Chair of Bio Tech
  • Mary Fallin – Governor of Oklahoma
  • Eddie Fields – Senator, Oklahoma; Chair Senate Ag and Rural Development
  • Steve Foglesong – Former President National Cattlemen's Beef Association
  • Jim Gilmore – Former Governor Virginia; Chairman of Report on Terrorism and Agro-Terrorism
  • Bob Goodale – Former CEO of Harris Teeter
  • Bob Goodlatte – Congressman, Virginia; Former Chairman House Agriculture Committee
  • Mike Green – State Senator, Michigan; Appropriations Agriculture Chair; Senate Agriculture Committee Vice Chair
  • Helen Groves – Rancher; daughter of Robert Kleberg (King Ranch); Well known in TX/ranching world
  • Ron Heck – Iowa farmer and Past President of the American Soybean Assoc.
  • Dave Heineman – Former Gov. Nebraska
  • Hans Hunts – State Legislator, Wyoming; Wyoming House Ag Committee; Rancher
  • Cindy Hyde – Smith – Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, Mississippi
  • Brent Jackson – State Senator, North Carolina
  • A.G. Kawamura – Former Sec. Food & Agriculture, California
  • John Kautz – California wine producer; CEO Ironstone Vineyards
  • Charlotte Kelly – Tennessee cotton grower along with her husband (14,000 acres) plus operating a cotton gin processing 30,000 plus bales and a leader in the cotton industry
  • Mark Killian – Commissioner of Agriculture, Arizona; Farmer and rancher AZ
  • Brian Klippenstein – Protect the Harvest
  • Tsosie Lewis – Former CEO of Navaho Nation's Agricultural Products Industries
  • Forrest Lucas – CEO Lucas Oil; Protect the Harvest
  • Mike McCloskey – CEO Fair Oaks Farms- one of largest dairies in U.S.
  • Beau McCoy – State Senator; Nebraska Nat. Chr. Council State Govts
  • Ted McKinney – Former Director of Global Corp. Affairs for Elanco Animal Health
  • Sid Miller – Commissioner of Agriculture, Texas
  • Jim Moseley – Former consultant on agriculture at EPA; Former Deputy Secretary of USDA
  • Brian Munzlinger – Chairman Missouri Senate Ag Committee
  • Casey Murdock – State Senator, Oklahoma
  • Tom Nassif – President Western Growers; Former Ambassador
  • Garry Niemeyer – Former President National Corn Growers
  • Bill Northy – Secretary of Ag, Iowa
  • Sonny Perdue – Former Gov. Georgia
  • Rick Perry – Former Gov. Texas
  • Ryan Quarles – Commissioner of Agriculture, Kentucky
  • Bruce Rastetter – Summit Ag Group of Alden, Iowa; Hosted first Republican Presidential debate
  • Jim Reese – Secretary of Agriculture for Gov. Mary Fallin of OK
  • Larry Rhoden – Senator South Dakota; House Majority Leader and Sen Majority Whip; Chair Senate Ag Committee
  • Pete Ricketts –Governor of Nebraska
  • Pat Roberts – U.S. Senator Kansas
  • Marcus Rust – CEO Rose Acre Farms- second largest egg producer in U.S.
  • Leslie Rutledge – Attorney General, Arkansas; Co-Chair of the National Association of Attorney General Agriculture Committee and is married to a soybean producer
  • David Spears – Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Dole Ag Advisor; Senior Vice President, Mid-Kansas Cooperative, Inc.
  • Dr. Mike Strain – Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry, Louisiana
  • Red Steagall – Official Cowboy Poet of Texas
  • Annette Sweeney – Former Iowa House Agriculture, Chair; Farmer; Agriculture Advocate
  • Kip Tom – CEO, Tom Farms LLC-Largest Agri-Business farm operator in Indiana; Operates farms in South America
  • Johnny Trotter – CEO of BarG- 125,000 feedlot operation and farms 10,0000 acres in TX
  • Steve Wellman – Former President of the American Soybean Association
  • Walt Whitcomb – Ag Commissioner, Maine
  • John Wilkinson – Chairman, Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee Georgia State Senate
  • The formation of the board represents Donald J. Trump’s endorsement of these individuals’ diverse skill sets and ideas that can improve the lives of those in agricultural communities. Mr. Trump has received widespread support from voters who understand he is the only candidate with the best interests of the agricultural community at the heart of his policies.
  • Mr. Trump said, “The members of my agricultural advisory committee represent the best that America can offer to help serve agricultural communities. Many of these officials have been elected by their communities to solve the issues that impact our rural areas every day. I’m very proud to stand with these men and women, and look forward to serving those who serve all Americans from the White House.”
  • The executive board members will convene on a regular basis.
  • Advisory board members include:
  • Charles Herbster – National Chairman of the Agricultural and Rural Advisory Committee for the Donald J. Trump Campaign for President
  • Sam Clovis – National Chief Policy Advisor for the Donald J. Trump Campaign for President 
  • Rebeckah Adcock –CropLife, Senior Director, Government Affairs
  • Robert Aderholt – Congressman from Alabama; Chairman, Subcommittee on Agriculture
  • Jay Armstrong – Kansas Wheat Commission; Chairman, Farm Foundation
  • Gary Black – Commissioner Agriculture, Georgia
  • John Block – Former Sec. of USDA
  • Mike Brandenburg – State Legislator, North Dakota
  • Terry Branstad – Governor of Iowa
  • Sam Brownback – Governor of Kansas
  • Chuck Conner – CEO, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
  • Mike Conaway – House Agriculture Chairman
  • Jack Dalrymple – Governor of North Dakota
  • Dennis Daugaard – Governor of South Dakota
  • Rodney Davis – Congressman from Illinois; House Agriculture committee and Subcommittee Chair of Bio Tech
  • Mary Fallin – Governor of Oklahoma
  • Eddie Fields – Senator, Oklahoma; Chair Senate Ag and Rural Development
  • Steve Foglesong – Former President National Cattlemen's Beef Association
  • Jim Gilmore – Former Governor Virginia; Chairman of Report on Terrorism and Agro-Terrorism
  • Bob Goodale – Former CEO of Harris Teeter
  • Bob Goodlatte – Congressman, Virginia; Former Chairman House Agriculture Committee
  • Mike Green – State Senator, Michigan; Appropriations Agriculture Chair; Senate Agriculture Committee Vice Chair
  • Helen Groves – Rancher; daughter of Robert Kleberg (King Ranch); Well known in TX/ranching world
  • Ron Heck – Iowa farmer and Past President of the American Soybean Assoc.
  • Dave Heineman – Former Gov. Nebraska
  • Hans Hunts – State Legislator, Wyoming; Wyoming House Ag Committee; Rancher
  • Cindy Hyde – Smith – Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, Mississippi
  • Brent Jackson – State Senator, North Carolina
  • A.G. Kawamura – Former Sec. Food & Agriculture, California
  • John Kautz – California wine producer; CEO Ironstone Vineyards
  • Charlotte Kelly – Tennessee cotton grower along with her husband (14,000 acres) plus operating a cotton gin processing 30,000 plus bales and a leader in the cotton industry
  • Mark Killian – Commissioner of Agriculture, Arizona; Farmer and rancher AZ
  • Brian Klippenstein – Protect the Harvest
  • Tsosie Lewis – Former CEO of Navaho Nation's Agricultural Products Industries
  • Forrest Lucas – CEO Lucas Oil; Protect the Harvest
  • Mike McCloskey – CEO Fair Oaks Farms- one of largest dairies in U.S.
  • Beau McCoy – State Senator; Nebraska Nat. Chr. Council State Govts
  • Ted McKinney – Former Director of Global Corp. Affairs for Elanco Animal Health
  • Sid Miller – Commissioner of Agriculture, Texas
  • Jim Moseley – Former consultant on agriculture at EPA; Former Deputy Secretary of USDA
  • Brian Munzlinger – Chairman Missouri Senate Ag Committee
  • Casey Murdock – State Senator, Oklahoma
  • Tom Nassif – President Western Growers; Former Ambassador
  • Garry Niemeyer – Former President National Corn Growers
  • Bill Northy – Secretary of Ag, Iowa
  • Sonny Perdue – Former Gov. Georgia
  • Rick Perry – Former Gov. Texas
  • Ryan Quarles – Commissioner of Agriculture, Kentucky
  • Bruce Rastetter – Summit Ag Group of Alden, Iowa; Hosted first Republican Presidential debate
  • Jim Reese – Secretary of Agriculture for Gov. Mary Fallin of OK
  • Larry Rhoden – Senator South Dakota; House Majority Leader and Sen Majority Whip; Chair Senate Ag Committee
  • Pete Ricketts –Governor of Nebraska
  • Pat Roberts – U.S. Senator Kansas
  • Marcus Rust – CEO Rose Acre Farms- second largest egg producer in U.S.
  • Leslie Rutledge – Attorney General, Arkansas; Co-Chair of the National Association of Attorney General Agriculture Committee and is married to a soybean producer
  • David Spears – Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Dole Ag Advisor; Senior Vice President, Mid-Kansas Cooperative, Inc.
  • Dr. Mike Strain – Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry, Louisiana
  • Red Steagall – Official Cowboy Poet of Texas
  • Annette Sweeney – Former Iowa House Agriculture, Chair; Farmer; Agriculture Advocate
  • Kip Tom – CEO, Tom Farms LLC-Largest Agri-Business farm operator in Indiana; Operates farms in South America
  • Johnny Trotter – CEO of BarG- 125,000 feedlot operation and farms 10,0000 acres in TX
  • Steve Wellman – Former President of the American Soybean Association
  • Walt Whitcomb – Ag Commissioner, Maine

John Wilkinson – Chairman, Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee Georgia State Senate

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  1. The Highland Park Public Library has a book called “The Hidden Hitler”. It is about the Homosexual life style of Hitler and most of the Nazi leadership. Two Atheists started the second world war. Adolf and Josef.
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  2. It reminds me of when Dullard did that ad for Obama. At the time, Dullard hopped aboard because of course OBarry was destined for greatness, Roman columns, and all of that rubbish and the only “future for Republican candidates in Illinois” was to embrace BO. Oh, did he ever make a mistake! Party primary voters never forgot, especially increasingly downstate party primary voters. I’m sure that’s exactly what Rodney thought or his advisers. After 1964, it turned out that those that supported Goldwater were the future of the party and everyone who didn’t weren’t, even though the doubters just knew for certain that they were the future of the party.