GOP Rep. Rodney Davis wins reelection in Illinois

GOP Rep. Rodney Davis wins reelection in Illinois
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Rep. Rodney DavisRodney Lee DavisGOP struggles to find right Republican for Rules Democrats make legislative gains over GOP in redistricting battle Midterm results shake up national map 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 DurbinMcConnell agrees to vote on Trump-backed criminal justice bill O’Rourke is fireball, but not all Dems are sold Trump tells McConnell to let Senate vote on criminal justice reform MORE (D-Ill.), and co-founded Women Rising, an organization aimed at electing more women to office.