Trump expected to oppose Illinois congresswoman in main fight against fellow lawmaker

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WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump has pledged to travel to Illinois and campaign for Representative Mary Miller in her tough primary against fellow Republican Rodney Davis, Miller told NBC News.

A visit from Trump ahead of the June 28 primary would give the congresswoman a big boost in the newly drawn horseshoe-shaped 15th Congressional District, which includes some rural areas and suburban St. Louis.

In a brief interview outside the Capitol this week, Miller said she recently spoke with Trump and that he promised he would fight for her.

When asked when he planned to visit, Miller replied, “June.”

The Trump team has not confirmed a trip to Illinois, but Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich said Trump was hosting a fundraiser for Miller at his Mar-a-Lago resort on Wednesday night and that the 45th president planned to stop.

Davis and Miller, both Trump allies, are in a…

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