October 7, 2022

Trump-endorsed Miller beats Davis in GOP primary featuring 2 Illinois incumbents

Trump-endorsed Rep. Mary Miller has won the GOP primary for a heavily Republican district against fellow incumbent Rep. Rodney Davis, who conceded the race Tuesday night.

Miller was able to galvanize conservative voters by painting Davis as a moderate, citing both former President Donald Trump’s endorsement of her and her vote against certifying the 2020 presidential election results.

Miller and Davis ended up vying for the same seat after redistricting, which Illinois Democrats controlled and used to gerrymander the congressional map. The newly formed district skews heavily Republican.

The win comes a week after a shocking moment while Miller was speaking at a rally alongside Trump, when she said the Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade was a “historic victory for white life.” A spokesperson later said she meant to say “right to life.”

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