QUINCY — Congresswoman Mary Miller has defeated fellow incumbent Republican Rodney Davis in the 15th District Illinois Congressional race.
“We took on the DC establishment, we took on the Fake News Media, we took on the special interests and we won,” Miller said to raucous applause. “This win shows the strength and power of President Trump’s endorsement. The Left is woke and we are awake! Tomorrow we begin the work of uniting the Republican Party to defeat JB Pritzker before the crime wave gets worse.”
Davis called Miller to concede just after 9 p.m. and Miller addressed the crowd who gathered at the Town and Country Inn.
“I’d like to congratulate Rep. Miller and President Trump on their victory tonight,” Davis said from his hometown of Taylorville. “This was a hard-fought campaign, and I wish her the best in representing the citizens of the 15th. It’s been the honor of a lifetime to serve the people of Illinois.”
Even though Miller lives in Oakland, lll., which is about 200 miles away, she held her election night event in Quincy, as it is the largest city in the new 15th District.
Miller worked Adams County hard and it paid off. She trounced Davis, taking 79 percent of the vote in the county, beating him 8,725 to 2,338. She had nearly 58 percent of the vote in the 15th District with 82 percent reporting as of 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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