Trump-backed Mary Miller beats Rodney Davis

in the Illinois Republican primary race

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Rep. Mary Miller, R-Ill., left, is joined by Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., on stage at a rally at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Mendon, Ill., Saturday, June 25, 2022. (Mike Sorensen/Quincy Herald-Whig via AP)

Rep. Mary Miller, R-Ill., left, is joined by Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., on stage at a rally at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Mendon, Ill., Saturday, June 25, 2022. (Mike Sorensen/Quincy HeraldWhig via AP). More>

By Seth McLaughlin

The Washington Times

Updated: 11: 28 p.m. on
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Rep. Mary Miller defeated Rep. Rodney Davis in the Illinois GOP primary in the newly drawn 15th Congressional District.

The Associated Press called the race for Ms. Miller at 10: 48 p.m. EDT.

With 75% of the vote reported, Ms. Miller held a 58% to 42% lead over Mr. Davis.

Mr. Davis, a conservative four-term congressman known for his willingness to work across the aisle, voted to certify the results of the 2020 election and to create a bipartisan Jan. 6 commission that died in the Senate.

Ms. Miller won Mr. Trump his endorsement during the last days of the race. The first-term lawmaker framed the contest as one between “MAGA” and “a RINO Establish member,” using the demeaning term Republican In Name Only.

The two incumbents had to face off after the Democrat led Illinois legislature carved new maps which placed Mr. Davis in a more conservative district – making a political liability out of the practical image that has served the Republican well for so many years.

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