Republican Rodney Davis clung to a late lead early Wednesday morning in his bid to replace Tim Johnson in Congress. Davis, from Taylorville, was leading Dr. David Gill of Bloomington 48% to 45%.
Several media outlets have called the race for Davis. His win is a rare bright spot for the GOP in Illinois, where 4 congressional incumbents went down to defeat.
Davis has served as an aide to Congressman John Shimkus for several years.