Underwood wins reelection in Illinois House race

Underwood wins reelection in Illinois House race
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Rep. Lauren UnderwoodLauren UnderwoodLobbying world Each state's population center, visualized Maternal and child health legislation must be prioritized now MORE (D-Ill.) on Thursday was projected to win reelection to represent Illinois’s 14th Congressional District for her second term. 

This year, Underwood fended off a challenge from Illinois state Sen. Jim Oberweis (R)to continue serving in the suburban district.

The Associated Press called the race for Underwood at 2:10 p.m. CST, with the Democratic incumbent garnering just over 50 percent of the vote with 100 percent of precincts reporting. 

Underwood flipped the seat in 2018, defeating a GOP incumbent in the district long held by Republicans before Underwood’s midterm victory. She made history when she was sworn in at age 32, becoming the youngest Black woman to ever serve in the House.