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Rodney Davis running for sixth term in Congress

Rep. Rodney Davis announced Tuesday that he will run for re-election to Congress.
Rep. Rodney Davis announced Tuesday that he will run for re-election to Congress.(Mike Miletich)
Published: Nov. 30, 2021 at 7:38 PM CST
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SPRINGFIELD (WGEM) - Congressman Rodney Davis says he wants to run for reelection in Washington instead of putting his name in the race for Illinois governor.

Democrats drew the Taylorville Republican into the new 15th congressional district that includes most of his current 13th district. Davis strongly considered a run against Gov. JB Pritzker and said he would make his decision after Pritzker signed the new congressional map into law.

“Democrats in Washington have put our nation in crisis with their big government, socialist scheme and dreams,” Davis said Tuesday. “Republicans are primed to retake the House next year, and I’m ready to work with a new Republican majority to finally fire Nancy Pelosi and hold the Biden Administration accountable for their massive failures.”

Davis officially announced his campaign for the 15th district Tuesday morning with support from 31 Republican county chairmen.

“We know that Rodney shares our values, fights for our communities, and is standing up to the Democrats’ tax-and-spend, far left, socialist agenda,” the chairmen stated. “He is a leading Republican voice in Congress and has a proven track record of getting things done for Illinois families.”

Rep. Darin LaHood, Rep. Mike Bost, and fourteen Republican state lawmakers also endorsed Davis as he launched the campaign.

“Rodney Davis is a great friend, and I’m proud to support his re-election to Congress,” LaHood said. “We’ve worked together frequently to help the people we serve, including working with President Trump to pass the Republican tax cuts. Rodney is a strong conservative who is committed to making Washington work for Illinois families, and I know he will represent central and west central Illinois well.”

Davis could still face a challenge from Rep. Mary Miller. Democrats drew Miller’s house just outside of the new 15th district and she is currently in Bost’s district. However, Miller could decide to move and run against Davis. The freshman congresswoman hasn’t made a campaign announcement at this time.

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