Rep. Mary Miller defeats Rep. Rodney Davis in Illinois House GOP primary

Trump had endorsed Miller in the race. 

Updated: June 28, 2022 - 11:07pm

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Illinois GOP Rep. Mary Miller, backed by former President Trump, on Tuesday night defeated GOP Rep. Rodney Davis in an incumbent-vs.-incumbent matchup in the state's redrawn 15th congressional district.

Miller is seeking a second term in November. Davis, the more moderate of the two candidates, had served in Congress since 2013.

Miller ran outside of the congressional district in which she lives in to run against Davis rather than Rep. Mike Bost.

According to Ballotpedia, the Miller and Davis race is "one of six U.S. House incumbent-vs.-incumbent primaries occurring in 2022 as a result of congressional redistricting."

Davis criticized Miller for her gaffe at a Saturday rally with Trump when she said the Supreme Court a day earlier striking down the Roe v. Wade abortion rights law was a "victory for white life."

Miller's campaign later said she misread her speech, which was originally written as a victory for "right to life." 

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