Rep. Darin LaHood hosts town hall meeting in western part of district

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With just over two months to Election Day, Rep. Darin LaHood (R-Peoria) made a stop in Quincy to hear from constituents.

He hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday night. Off the bat, residents questioned LaHood’s stance on immigration.

“Where we can build a wall, we ought to do that, where we can put secured fences and barriers, we should do that,” he said.

LaHood said he supports immigrants, but believes they should enter the U.S. legally. 

He also weighed in on President Trump’s initiatives to trade with other countries.

“They have been ripping us off,” LaHood said. “Presidents from Clinton to Bush to Obama have tried to do something, they haven’t had much success.”

Though LaHood said he supports President Donald Trump, he added, the trade dispute needs to end soon, because it is causing Illinois farmers to suffer.

LaHood’s opponent, Democrat Junius Rodriguez, has held several town hall meetings. The two are set to square off at a debate on Oct.22 in Springfield. 

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