QUINCY — The two incumbents running for Illinois’ 15th District made their pitches to the Quincy Tea Party Tuesday night at the Town and Country Inn.
Republicans Rodney Davis and Mary Miller are now running for the redistricted seat that represents much of the I-72 corridor of Illinois, including Adams, Brown, Pike and Hancock Counties.
You can watch their speeches below. Davis spoke first, followed by Miller.
All federal candidates, from both parties, were invited to Tuesday’s event. None of the U.S. Senate candidates attended. A large field of Republican challengers are jockeying to win the June 28 primary and face incumbent Tammy Duckworth (D-IL).
Al Salvi, a former U.S. Senate candidate and husband of one of the current Republicans running for the seat, Kathi Salvi, did appear to represent his wife, who had a conflicting engagement.
Salvi did his best to fire up the partisan crowd, including floating an idea that Republicans could elect former President Donald Trump as Speaker of the House, then impeach both President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris, in order for Trump to return to the White House.
According to House rules, the Speaker of the House is elected by members of the U.S. House of Representatives, but does not have to be a member of the chamber.
The House has never elected a speaker from outside the chamber.
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