With Trump backing, GOP Rep. Miller challenges Rep. Davis

OAKLAND, Ill. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois has announced she’ll mount a primary challenge against five-term Rep. Rodney Davis.

She made her announcement Saturday after receiving an endorsement from former President Donald Trump. Miller was first elected in 2020.

She’s been known for controversy including quoting Adolf Hitler outside the U.S. Capitol. While members of Congress don’t have to live in the district they represent, Davis of Taylorville raised it as an issue.

Davis is also a strong Trump supporter and co-chaired his 2020 reelection campaign. The Illinois primary is in June.