Trump to stump for Rep. Miller in Adams County, primary rival Davis says he’s on Trump’s side too

Former President Donald Trump
Former President Donald Trump(Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0)
Published: Jun. 17, 2022 at 1:11 AM CDT
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QUINCY (WGEM and 25 News Now) - Former President Donald Trump will speak at a Save America rally at the Adams County fairgrounds on June 25 at 7 p.m.

Trump will be at the event in support of Republican Rep. Mary Miller, who’s battling Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) for the newly-drawn 15th Congressional District seat.

The two downstate Republicans were drawn into the same district by Democratic state lawmakers during the redistricting process in Springfield.

Trump’s visit comes just three days before the June 28th Illinois primary election.

Rep. Miller released a statement about the former president’s appearance in which she called Davis a RINO, which stands for a Republican In Name Only.

“I’m honored President Trump is coming to the Quincy area to hold a rally after endorsing me over RINO Rodney Davis, who stabbed President Trump in the back by voting for the sham January 6th Commission. Downstate Illinois misses President Trump’s strong America First leadership, which delivered secure borders, a booming economy, and energy independence. I am Illinois’ conservative, America First voice in Congress, unlike RINO Rodney Davis who supports red flag gun confiscation and amnesty for illegal immigrants.”

Freshman U.S. Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois
Freshman U.S. Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois (Congresswoman Mary Miller's Facebook)

Rep. Davis sent out a news release less than 20 minutes after Rep. Miller released her statement.

Davis said he backed Trump’s policies, and pledged to investigate whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is responsible for security failures leading up to the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. He called the House Select committee now holding public hearings on the matter a “sham” and a “circus.”

“I’m proud of my conservative record of working with Trump when he was in office, and I won’t shy away from it. I’m focused on winning this campaign, firing Nancy Pelosi, and re-implementing the many policy successes we had when Trump was president, like building the wall, cutting taxes, and making America energy independent again.

“As the future Chairman of House Administration, I will also be focused on investigating the security failures leading up to January 6, finding out if Speaker Pelosi had a role in those failures, and holding her sham Select Committee circus accountable.”

Rep. Rodney Davis
Rep. Rodney Davis (Mike Miletich)

Organizers said tickets will be required to attend the Adams County event. Ticket holders will be allowed on the fairgrounds starting at 2 p.m., five hours before Trump is scheduled to speak.

Quincy Mayor Mike Troup said Illinois State Police and Adams County Sheriff’s deputies will be working, and the fire and police departments will be at the airport when Trump’s plane lands and takes off.

“We will end up paying overtime for our staff and I don’t know that any of that is reimbursable so it will be an added expense. But there’s a lot of people are going to be coming to visit or listen,” Troup said.

Troup said there could be between 25,000 and 30,000 people at the rally.

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