Darren Duncan has won a major downstate straw poll in his bid to represent the 15th congressional district. The Vermilion County Treasurer won the Marion County Republican Women’s Straw Poll over the weekend, beating his closest opponent by seven percentage points. Duncan said he plans to help President Donald Trump push a conservative agenda through Congress, including helping the president secure the southern border.
The 15th congressional district includes all or parts of 33 counties in east central and southern Illinois. The primary election is March 17.