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LaHood gains backing of Republican county chairs in 16th District

DUNLAP – All 21 Republican party county chairs in the newly drawn 16th congressional district endorsed U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood, a news release from his campaign said.

The list of county committee supporters included Jim Schielein in Lee, Stacy Flanagan in Ogle, and Barry Welbers in Bureau.

The revised map shifts the district northward. The new region, covering all or parts of 21 counties, still contains 12 counties that LaHood previously represented as either a state senator or U.S. representative.

LaHood has served in Congress since 2015. He is a member of the committee on Ways and Means and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.