Trump-backed Illinois Rep. Mary Miller wins GOP primary

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Rep. Mary Miller won Illinois' GOP primary for the 15th congressional district after fellow House Rep. Rodney Davis conceded the race on Tuesday night.

The big picture: Miller's victory demonstrates the power of Trump's endorsement, even for a controversial candidate without strong local party backing.

Why it matters: This intraparty race between two Central Illinois incumbents was one of the state's most closely watched matchups.

* It was seen as a test of former President Trump's influence in the area.

* And it attracted $11.5 million outside spending, according to Politico.

Between the lines: Miller, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, had to overcome some notable public ... (Read more)

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