U.S. Rep. Mike Bost

MURPHYSBORO – U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) issued the following statement this evening in response to his Republican primary victory over former Sen. Darren Bailey.

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Bost issued thanks to supporters late Tuesday once he learned of his victory.

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“I’m honored that Southern Illinois conservatives have entrusted me to be their voice in Congress for another two years. Serving the people and land I love is the honor of a lifetime.

"Tonight’s victory was only possible because of the backing of countless friends and supporters from every corner of the district, along with a vitally important endorsement from Donald J. Trump, our next president of the United States.

Bost continued and said: “While primaries are never easy, I’m proud that we remained focused on the issues voters care about and ran a positive, results-oriented campaign. I’m hopeful we can work to reunify our party in advance of a critical general election.”

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