Trump-Endorsed Mary Miller Defeats Rodney Davis in Illinois Primary – Trump Endorsed Gubernatorial Candidate Darren Bailey Also Wins
Trump-endorsed Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL) won her primary election in Illinois against Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL).
Trump campaigned for Mary Miller near Quincy, Illinois on Saturday.
Rodney Davis is an establishment Republican who has served as US Representative for 10 years.
NBC News reported:
Rep. Mary Miller defeated Rep. Rodney Davis in an House primary in Illinois after redistricting pitted two incumbent Republicans against each other, NBC News projected.
With nearly all of the expected vote counted, Miller held a 15-point edge over Davis.
Miller’s victory marked another win for former President Donald Trump, as well, who backed her as part of his effort to oust several incumbent Republicans deemed insufficiently loyal. Davis ran afoul of Trump by supporting the establishment of an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 riot. Davis supported the never-chartered independent commission, not the House select committee now probing the Capitol attack, which held its sixth public hearing Tuesday.
Trump endorsed gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey also won his primary race with 57% of the vote.
Bailey had over 385,000 votes to the next closest candidate Jesse Sullivan with 105,790 votes.