Illinois: Pro-Life State Legislator Darin LaHood Wins Special Election to Congress

State   |   Karen Cross   |   Sep 11, 2015   |   1:00PM   |   Springfield, IL

On September 10, 2015, National Right to Life-endorsed state Senator Darin LaHood (R) soundly won the special election to fill the remainder of the term of Rep. Aaron Schock (R), who resigned in March.

Senator LaHood, the Republican nominee, and Rob Mellon, the Democratic nominee, won the July 7, 2015, special primary election. Two Democrats and three Republicans originally vied for the seat.

Congressman-elect Darin LaHood defeated Rob Mellon (D), an Army veteran and high school teacher, with 69% of the vote.

LifeNews Note: Karen Cross is the political director for the National Right to Life Committee.