Republican voters in Illinois’ new 15th Congressional District have to choose between two members of congress looking for another term.
Because of Illinois’ population decline, the state lost a seat in the next U.S. Congress. Statehouse Democrats approved maps that drew U.S. Reps. Rodney Davis and Mary Miller into a sweeping new district that includes Quincy to the west, Aledo to the north, Jerseyville to the south and Paris to the east. It excludes East St. Louis, parts of Springfield and Urbana.
Miller touts an endorsement from former President Donald Trump and says Davis is a Republican In Name Only, or RINO.
Standing alongside various members of law enforcement announcing endorsements, Davis, who worked for former Congressman John Shimkus for many years, said he’s proud to have worked with Trump on tax cuts and other issues.
Democrats in the new 15th district have only one choice on the June 28 ballot with early voting underway.