Margins were much wider this time around than when Democratic challenger Betsy Dirksen Londrigan narrowly lost to incumbent U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis in the 2016 election. Londrigan, of Springfield, said in a concession statement, "Elections come and go. Representatives come and go. The job of the American citizen is constant." Davis, of Taylorville, told supporters Tuesday night during a victory speech that he would work to get preexisting condition coverage protected for "every single American" and that addressing COVID-19 was a priority. Health care had been the key issue in the race. Londrigan attacked Davis for repeatedly voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act. She preferred a public option, but not Medicare for all. According to The New York Times, with 78% of the vote reported as of early Wednesday morning, Davis had earned 54% of the vote. There's no telling how many trees were killed during the campaign. Flyers littered mailboxes across the district. Londrigan was painted as a "liberal lobbyist" and "Madigan insider" while the Democratic Party of Illinois painted Davis as someone not to be trusted with health care.

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