Controversial Illinois freshman GOP Rep. Mary Miller to challenge primary veteran Republican US Rep. Rodney Davis after Trump endorsement
Rodney Davis at Republican Day on the Director's Lawn at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, Illinois, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. - E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/TNS

CHICAGO — Freshman Republican U.S. Rep. Mary Miller, who has embraced the far right elements of the party’s ideology, announced Saturday she will challenge five-term GOP U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis in the June 28 primary after she gained the endorsement of former President Donald Trump. Miller had announced she would seek reelection but did not say where she would run until gaining Trump’s backing. Under a new Democratic-drawn redistricting map in which Illinois lost one House seat, Miller’s home in Oakland is just outside the new 15th Congressional District where Davis lives and is in the same dis...