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Mary Miller achieves 'decisive victory' in Illinois 15th District Republican primary

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By Joe Chen | Mar 24, 2020

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Mary Miller secured the Republican nomination for Illinois' 15th Congressional District on March 17, beating four other candidates. 

"Thank you IL-15 for a decisive victory last night! I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as your representative," Miller said in a Facebook post on Wednesday. "None of this would have been possible without my amazing team and hard-working volunteers."

Miller received approximately 57 percent of the votes, with Darren Duncan, Kerry Wolff, and Charles Ellington receiving approximately 22 percent, 15 percent and 7 percent, respectively. 

"I'm looking forward to going to Washington and supporting the America First agenda, which includes securing our borders, defending our Second Amendment rights, supporting him [Trump] as the most pro-life president we’ve ever had, and fighting against the socialist agenda," Miller said at the Republican Candidate Forum last month.

Miller received endorsements from Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and the House Freedom Fund, which spent nearly $500,000 supporting Miller's Campaign, cites. 

On policy issues, Miller supports term limits and defunding Planned Parenthood. She opposes tax increases and confiscating guns, her campaign website cites. Similar to other Republican candidates, she supports free-market solutions which she claims will lower healthcare costs through increased competition. 

In a recent interview with Effingham Daily News, Miller said the biggest issue facing District 15 is border security. 

"People are worried about the cost of illegal immigration and the safety of our communities," Miller said. "We must secure our borders and stop the flow of illegal immigrants into our country."

In the interview, Miller said she would stay connected to her constituents if elected to Congress.

"I understand their concerns and priorities because I’ve lived them myself as a mother, grandmother, farmer and businesswoman in the district," Miller said.

In the general election, she will run against Democratic nominee Eryka Weaver.

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