Dem Lauren Underwood unseats Randy Hultgren in Illinois

Dem Lauren Underwood unseats Randy Hultgren in Illinois
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Democrat Lauren Underwood toppled four-term Rep. Randy HultgrenRandall (Randy) Mark HultgrenIllinois Dems offer bill to raise SALT deduction cap The 31 Trump districts that will determine the next House majority Lauren Underwood becomes youngest ever black woman to be sworn in to Congress MORE (R-Ill.) on Tuesday, scoring a victory for Democrats in a suburban Chicago congressional district.

Underwood, a nurse and health policy expert, made her first run for elected office this year. She previously worked as an adviser in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the Obama administration.

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She will represent the state's 14th Congressional District, which stretches across Naperville, Aurora, Warrenville and other western Chicago suburbs.

Former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaObama condemns attacks in Sri Lanka as 'an attack on humanity' Trump hits Romney for Mueller criticism Former Bush assistant: Mueller report makes Obama look 'just plain bad' MORE and former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenCory Booker has a problem in 2020: Kamala Harris 2020 Dems ratchet up anti-corporate talk in bid to woo unions Resurfaced Buttigieg yearbook named him 'most likely to be president' MORE held separate rallies to boost Underwood in the final week of the campaign, and former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThorny part of obstruction of justice is proving intent, that's a job for Congress Nadler: I don't understand why Mueller didn't charge Donald Trump Jr., others in Trump Tower meeting Kellyanne Conway: Mueller didn't need to use the word 'exoneration' in report MORE helped raise money.

Hultgren, 52, has represented Illinois' 14th Congressional District since 2011. He comfortably won reelection until this year.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpThorny part of obstruction of justice is proving intent, that's a job for Congress Obama condemns attacks in Sri Lanka as 'an attack on humanity' Schiff rips Conway's 'display of alternative facts' on Russian election interference MORE tweeted his endorsement of Hultgren on Election Day.