With the support of former President Donald Trump, Republican Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois upset a long-time incumbent who had voted to create the House panel probing the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol incursion.
Miller challenged Republican Rep. Rodney Davis in a primary on Tuesday that came about by redistricting.
With 91 percent of the polling precincts reporting, she led Davis 57.2 percent to 42.8 percent in the GOP battle for the state’s newly gerrymandered 15th Congressional District, according to The New York Times.
Trump said Miller was “a warrior for our movement” when he held a rally for her this weekend.
THANK YOU PRESIDENT TRUMP for your endorsement and support! Everyone please get out and vote TODAY, polls close at 7pm! Vote for President Trump’s endorsed candidates, Mary Miller for Congress and @DarrenBaileyIL for Governor! pic.twitter.com/DuBYX1R6Wq
— Mary Miller (@Miller_Congress) June 28, 2022
THANK YOU PRESIDENT TRUMP for your encouragement and support! Everyone must get out and vote TODAY, polls shut at 7pm! Vote for President Trump’s endorsed candidates, Mary Miller for Congress and @DarrenBaileyIL for Governor!
Miller claimed in an interview with Fox News on Friday that Davis “stabbed President Trump in the back multiple times, and the people in the 15th District don’t appreciate it. Voting for the Jan. 6 commission has outraged people.”
More on this story via The Western Journal:
“My friends, this race is between MAGA and a RINO establishment member,” she said during one rally, according to the Times, using the acronym for “Republican in name only.”
Miller campaigned on a strong anti-Washington theme in a district the Times called one of the most conservative in the state. CONTINUE READING…