The chairman of the Champaign County Republican Party says he doesn't know how many ballots it will take to choose a nominee to replace Urbana Congressman Tim Johnson on the November ballot.
Chairman Habeeb Habeeb says that he thinks the selection will be narrowed down to three of the four finalists. Those three include Johnson's former Chief of Staff Jerry Clarke, Rodney Davis, who works for Congressman John Shimkus, and Chicago lawyer and former Miss America Erika Harold, an Urbana native.
Habeeb thinks Kathy Wassink of Shipman, who heads up a company that provides services to children with disabilities, does not have as much support as the others.
GOP leaders in the 14 counties in the new 13th Congressional District will meet Saturday to make their selection.
Habeeb made the comments Wednesday on the NewsTalk 1400 WDWS Morning Show. Click here  to listen to the full interview with Habeeb.