GOP Rep. Rodney Davis wins reelection in Illinois

GOP Rep. Rodney Davis wins reelection in Illinois
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Rep. Rodney DavisRodney Lee DavisHouse Dems unveil initial GOP targets in 2020 GOP lawmakers offer several locations for Trump address GOP lawmaker confronted by passenger for flying first class amid shutdown MORE (R-Ill.) secured a fourth term in the House on Tuesday, defeating Democrat Betsy Dirksen Londrigan. 

Davis earned reelection in a mostly rural district that covers parts of central and western Illinois, and includes the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. 


The Republican cruised to reelection in 2016 and 2014. He was narrowly elected to the House in 2012 after the district was redrawn.

Londrigan easily won a Democratic primary in March to earn the right to challenge Davis in the general election. She is a former staffer for Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinTrump praises law enforcement response to shooting at Illinois business Five dead in shooting at manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois ‘Contingency’ spending in 3B budget deal comes under fire MORE (D-Ill.), and co-founded Women Rising, an organization aimed at electing more women to office.