Illinois lost one congressional seat as a result of the 2020 census. The resulting redrawn political maps has now resulted in a primary between two Republican incumbent House representatives, five-term Rep. Rodney Davis and freshman Rep. Mary Miller.
Davis is also being challenged by the Trump factor, as former President Trump endorsed Miller, saying “She fights hard against Joe Biden’s open borders, runaway inflation and the radical indoctrination of our children.”
The race will be another test of Trump’s political sway against establishment Republicans who have held office before Trump’s rise to power.
Who is Rodney Davis?
Davis’ first foray into politics was working as projects director under Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., in his district office. After he stopped working in Shimkus’ office in 2012, he ran for Illinois’ 13th Congressional District, beating out his Democratic opponent, David Gill, by only 0.3 percentage points, or only 1,002 votes.
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