Congressional candidate speaks out against farm bill

By WEEK Producer

March 12, 2014 Updated Mar 13, 2014 at 10:41 AM CDT

CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- There are two democrat candidates running for 18th District Representative in next Tuesday's primary.

Darrel Miller, a McLean County Farmer, is one of them.

Miller ran against incumbent Aaron Schock as a Republican two years ago, but says he has become increasingly distanced from the Republican party.

He may not be a typical Democrat either. As a farmer, he is against the Farm Bill.

"The farm bill increased crop insurance $5.7 billion. Food stamps were decreased $1 billion. That juxtaposition disturbs me as a farmer," Miller said.

Miller is opposed in the primary by Rob Mellon, a high school history and civics teacher from Quincy.

To learn more about Mellon, click on the link above.