LaHood wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Illinois’ 16th Congressional District.

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Published: Jun. 28, 2022 at 9:58 PM CDT
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PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Darin LaHood has won the Republican nomination for U.S. House in Illinois’ newly-drawn 16th Congressional District.

LaHood, an incumbent lawmaker from Dunlap, defeated three other Republicans to win the primary. There’s currently no Democrat in the race for November’s general election.

LaHood issued a statement after his victory.

“Thank you to the Republican voters in the 16th Congressional District for delivering us a resounding victory in the primary election. It’s clear that 16th District voters want a strong conservative voice and local advocate in Congress who will defend our Midwestern values. I look forward to the work ahead to earn the trust of 16th District voters in the general election this November.

“Illinois and America are at a crossroads. The November election is the most consequential of my lifetime as President Biden, Governor Pritzker, and Democrats in Illinois and Congress put our country on a path of decline. As we move past the primary, it is critical the Republicans in Illinois and across the country come together to support our candidates this fall. Working together, we can elect strong Republicans throughout Illinois, take back Congress, and fire Speaker Pelosi for good.”

LaHood has served in the U.S. House since 2015. Prior to that, he was a member of the Illinois State Senate, and worked as a state and federal prosecutor.

His father is former Congressman and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

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