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Optimism was brimming most of the night at the Downtown Springfield gathering for Democratic Congressional candidate Betsy Dirksen Londrigan. Returns showed her holding a massive lead early and CNN projected her as the winner of the race with Republican incumbent Rodney Davis. But in a moment reminiscent of the newspaper headline Dewey defeats Truman, it was Davis declaring victory in his hometown of Taylorville.....

Davis won by just over 3600 votes. 

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