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Bost defeats Kelly in 12th Congressional Race

Mike Bost (R)

BELLEVILLE – Republican incumbent Mike Bost secured another term in Congress Tuesday, defeating challenger Brendan Kelly. Kelly, the current St. Clair County State’s Attorney, conceeded shortly after 10:30 p.m.

Bost expressed his thanks to the voters of the 12th Congressional District for another two years.

“I’m incredibly proud of the campaign we put together. We fought hard, focused on the issues, and always made Southern Illinois values our top priority. I congratulate Brendan Kelly on a hard-fought campaign. It’s the honor of a lifetime serving Southern Illinois in our nation’s capital, and I’m looking forward to doing so for another term.”