The Land of Lincoln’s 13th District, a seat that includes the Capital City of Springfield and President Lincoln’s home for many years, hosted one of the closest congressional campaigns in the country last year. In November, Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) outlasted challenger Betsy Dirksen Londrigan by just 2,058 votes, or a 50.4 – 49.6% split. Yesterday, Ms. Londrigan announced that she will return for a re-match. It is likely she will have little to no competition in the Democratic primary, and the general election could again become close. We can count on another competitive campaign here next year, though Rep. Davis may be in stronger position in the presidential year.
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