GOP state Sen LaHood to replace ex-US Rep Schock of Illinois

State Sen. Darin LaHood smiles after he won the GOP nod in the primary to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock on Tuesday, July 7, 2105, in Peoria, Ill. LaHood heads into the Sept. 10 special general election. (Ron Johnson/Journal Star via AP)SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Darin LaHood, a Republican state senator and son of former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, easily won a special election Thursday to replace disgraced former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, sending a familiar name to Washington, D.C., from Illinois.

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