Annette Eckert and her husband Bill Enyart walk down West Main Street after a brief rally and press conference that was held at the Veteran's Memorial on Belleville's Public Square on Friday morning September 21, 2012. The Public Square area was closed off to vehicular traffic because of the Oktoberfest which began on Friday afternoon. Southern Illinois Veterans said they sponsored the rally to come to Enyart's defense against Super PAC-sponsored television advertisements which they say are inaccurate. Enyart is the Democrat candidate for the 12th Congressional District. Jason Plummer, a Republican, is his opponent.