Rep. Bobby L. Rush wins Illinois's 1st Congressional District seat

Rep. Bobby L. Rush, a Democrat, has won another term representing Illinois' 1st Congressional District, beating Jimmy Lee Tillman, a Republican.

With all precincts reporting, Rush has 73.5 percent of the vote, followed by Tillman with 19.8 percent.

Rush has represented the district in the House since 1993.

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 Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 by a margin of 53.2 points. 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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