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Davis, Callis Win 13th Primary; Miller Faces Schock in 18th

Davis, Callis Win 13th Primary; Miller Faces Schock in 18th

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U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) survived a challenge from Urbana lawyer and onetime Miss America Erika Harold and Moro veterinarian Michael Firsching to claim the Republican nomination to run again for his seat.

He’ll face former judge Ann Callis of Edwardsville, who won a three-way race in the Democratic primary against George Gollin and David Green.

Davis and Callis each drew 54 percent of the vote.

Davis praised Firsching’s tenacity and Harold’s ability to attract new voters to the Republicans. He was appointed to the ballot after the 2012 primary and narrowly defeated a Bloomington physician.

In another attention-getting race, State Rep. Darlene Senger (R-Naperville) emerged from a four-way primary for the privilege of taking on U. S. Rep. Bill Foster (D-Naperville). She won 38 percent of the vote.

CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARIES – Winners in bold– (i) = incumbent

3rd District – Republican
Sharon M. Brannigan – 18,097 – 63 percent
Diane M. Harris – 10.813 – 37 percent

4th District – Democratic
Alexandra Eidenberg – 4,646 – 17 percent
(i) Luis V. Gutierrez – 20,790 –74 percent
Jorge Gerardo Zavala – 2,550 – 9 percent

8th District – Republican
Manju Goel – 9,585 – 29 percent
Larry Kaifesh – 24,001 – 71 percent

9th District – Republican
Susanne Atanus – 15,018 – 52 percent
David Earl Williams III – 13,654 – 48 percent

11th District – Republican
Chris Balkema – 11,815 – 33 percent
Ian Bayne – 1,228 – 3 percent
Bert Miller – 9,253 – 26 percent
Craig Robbins – 380 – 1 percent
Darlene Senger – 13,099 – 37 percent

13th District – Democratic
Ann E. Callis – 17,279 – 55 percent
George Gollin – 9.908 – 31 percent
David L. Green – 4,431 – 14 percent

13th District – Republican
(i) – Rodney Davis – 27,773 – 55 percent
Michael Firsching – 2,145 – 4 percent
Erika Harold – 20,921 – 41 percent

14th District – Democratic
Dennis Anderson – 4,436 – 66 percent
John J. Hosta – 2,335 – 34 percent

16th District – Republican
David J. Hale Jr. – 15,540 – 22 percent
(i) Adam Kinzinger – 56,545 – 78 percent

18th District – Democratic
Rob Mellon – 5,669 – 45 percent
Darrell Miller – 6,832 – 55 percent

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