Miller and Davis to face off in 15th District GOP primary


Congresswoman Mary Miller and Congressman Rodney Davis

The downsizing and redistricting of Illinois’ Congressional political map was probably going to pit some current members of Congress against each other and that appears to have come to fruition.

Freshman Mary Miller of Oakland announced over the weekend she will run for the Republican nomination in the Illinois 15th District. Congressman Rodney Davis of Taylorville announced in November he would be seeking the seat.

Taylorville is located in the new boundaries of the 15th while Oakland, in East-Central Illinois Coles County, is just outside its boundaries, although U.S. House members do not have to live in the district they represent.

Miller was still going to have to run against a fellow incumbent had she decided to stay home as Republican Mike Bost also lives in what is the new 12th District. Bost has served in Congress since 2015 and already endorsed Davis, as have 32 of the 35 GOP county chairmen in the 15th.

Miller has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump while Davis was one of Trump’s 2020 Illinois party chairs.

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