BREWYN, Ill. — A former Democratic candidate for Illinois governor announced his campaign for U.S. Senate in 2020 against Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)

Robert Marshall, a Vietnam veteran and licensed physician, is running as a Republican in the upcoming election.

“I am running for the United States Senate because we need someone with a public service background that will bring Health Care expertise that will bring solutions that will be pro-tax payer and be centered on the patient but we also need someone who will support President Trump’s fight to secure our border, fight for fiscal responsibility, and make the American taxpayer the top priority,” Marshall said.

Marshall said he ran as a Democrat under an anti-House Speaker Michael Joseph Madigan campaign, but noted he was always pro-life and is a member of the NRA.

“I look forward to sharing my vision in the Illinois Republican Primary on how to best grow the Republican Party in Illinois and beat Dick Durbin to bring a much needed conservative voice in Illinois,” he said.

Marshall said he will fight for political reform, affordable healthcare, and fiscal responsibility.