Rep. John Shimkus wins Illinois's 15th Congressional District seat

Rep. John Shimkus, a Republican, has won another term representing Illinois' 15th Congressional District, beating Kevin Gaither, a Democrat.

With all precincts reporting, Shimkus has 70.9 percent of the vote, followed by Gaither with 29.1 percent.

Shimkus has represented the district in the House since 2013.

Democrats have gained a majority in the House, with 235 seats in the next Congress. All of Illinois's House seats have been decided; two switched hands, all going to Democrats.

The number of votes cast for Democrats in House races has increased 55.0 percent from the 2014 midterms, compared with an increase of 25.6 percent for Republicans.

The district went for President Trump, a Republican, in 2016 by a margin of 46.2 points. Democrat Hillary Clinton won Illinois by 16.9 points.

Data is from the Associated Press. This story may be updated if more information becomes available. It is powered by Heliograf, The Post's artificial intelligence system.

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