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GOP Rep. Mike Bost wins reelection in Illinois

GOP Rep. Mike Bost wins reelection in Illinois
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Republican Rep. Mike BostMichael (Mike) J. BostMORE (Ill.) secured a third term in the House Tuesday, defeating Democrat Brendan Kelly.

The southern Illinois 12th District covers eastern St. Louis and is majority-urban.

Kelly, St. Clair County's state attorney, easily secured the Democratic nomination to face Bost, a former Marine and firefighter who served in the Illinois state House before joining Congress.

In 2016, President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeath toll in Northern California wildfire rises to 48: authorities Graham backs bill to protect Mueller Denham loses GOP seat in California MORE carried the district by nearly 15 points.