Trump endorses Rep. Mary Miller against Rep. Rodney Davis despite pleas from leadership not to get involved

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Shortly after Trump’s endorsement, Miller, who was left without a seat after the state’s redistricting process, announced she would run in the state’s newly drawn 15th District, where GOP Rep. Rodney Davis is seeking reelection.

“President Donald Trump inspired me to run in 2020 because our country needs principled conservatives in Congress who always put America First,” Miller said in a statement on Saturday. “Today, President Trump is endorsing me because I am a conservative fighter who is not afraid to take on the DC swamp.”

Miller, a member of the hardline House Freedom Caucus, recently caused a stir within the Republican conference for spreading misinformation about a vaccine records bill and an annual defense policy bill that many House Republicans voted for.

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