Underwood defeats Hultgren in 14th Congressional District

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CHICAGO — Democrat Lauren Underwood has defeated Republican Randy Hultgren in the Illinois 14th Congressional District race.

Incumbent Hultgren had been in office since 2011.

Underwood, 32, is a registered nurse and has made health care insurance a key campaign issue.

She is considered a moderate and was endorsed by the Daily Herald.

In 2014, Hultgren won the 14th District with 65 percent of the vote.

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