The race for 13th District Congress in Illinois has come to a close. Democrat Betsy Dirksen Londrigan has conceded the race to incumbent Republican Rodney Davis.
Davis has won the seat by less than 4,000 votes. Londrigan congratulated Davis Wednesday afternoon.
“This afternoon, I called Congressman Rodney Davis and congratulated him on his win. While this outcome was not the one we had hoped for, it has been one of the greatest honors of my life to spend the last 16 months in this race,” said Londrigan.
“I put over 60,000 miles on my car, traveling across Central Illinois and meeting with thousands of hard working people. We focused on issues that matter most to our neighbors and communities — like access to quality and affordable health care and protections for those with pre-existing conditions.”
One of the biggest talking points during the election was pre-existing conditions. Londrigan says she hopes people are protected.
“During this campaign, big promises were made about protecting people with pre-existing conditions. Those making the promises must be held accountable, and the fight for access to affordable health care must continue,” said Londrigan.
Rodney Davis will serve his fourth term in Congress. He was first elected in 2012.