Ian Bayne, a talk radio host and Republican candidate in 2014 for the 11th Congressional District, launched his website and filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission in order to begin fundraising, according to a news release.
Bayne is looking to take on fellow Republican Darlene Senger in the primary. The district is currently represented by Democrat Bill Foster. It includes portions of Bolingbrook, Woodridge and Burr Ridge.
"I cannot wait to debate Darlene Senger," Bayne was quoted in the news release. "The people I know who give money to the NRCC don't like tax increases, so I'm wondering how they feel about Darlene's record of raising taxes."
Bayne, 39, is currently a syndicated talk host in 16 markets, a partner in a detective agency in Chicago, principal in a real estate valuation company, and current professional voice actor and union member of the Screen Actor's Guild, according to the news release.
Previously, he was the founder and chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Society PAC from 1999 until 2002.