Trump backed Miller holds on to 15th Congressional District seat

Mary Miller defends her seat in Congress.
Mary Miller defends her seat in Congress.(25 News)
Published: Nov. 8, 2022 at 10:50 PM CST
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - The 15th Congressional District pits Republican incumbent Mary Miller against Democratic challenger Paul Lange. Miller will continue her service in Congress for a second term with an impressive victory over Lange.

Lange ran unopposed in the primary election. But the race for the Republican seat was much more challenging for Miller. She went up against 13th District incumbent Rodney Davis. Due to redrawn districts, Davis and Miller were both shuffled into the same 15th district now covering much of Central Illinois from the Indiana border all the way to the Mississippi River.

Miller defeated Davis in the primary securing 57.6% of the vote to Davis’ 42.4%.

Miller has not steered clear of controversy on the campaign trail. She apologized for quoting Adolf Hitler during a speech in Washington in 2021.

After the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Miller called it a “a historic victory for white life” in a speech thanking former President Donald Trump. She has been endorsed by the former president for the 15th district.

A recent report from Politico claims Miller is the only member of Illinois Republican delegation that has not condemned the violent attack on Paul Pelosi, the husband of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

Miller has served in Washington for one term since 2021.

Democrat Paul Lange lives in Quincy, Illinois, one of the far west regions of the redrawn 15th Congressional District. He works as a commodities broker.