ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Democrat Randall Olsen spent this afternoon gathering support in Rockford ahead of this November's election where Olsen will square off against current 16th District Congressman Adam Kinzinger.
Kinzinger, a conservative republican, has held the seat in the 16th district since 2013 after beating long time representative Don Manzullo. Kinzinger was formerly the 11th District congressman before beating out Manzullo in the republican primary after redistricting.
A self proclaimed moderate democrat, Olsen says he's fighting for more jobs, and better conditions for veterans among many other things.
Like Kinzinger, Olsen also has extensive military experience.
Olsen is attempting to become only the second democrat to represent Illinois' 16 congressional district in the last 97 years.