Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian
Mike Bost, a Republican from Murphysboro, speaks to supporters Tuesday during a watch party at the Murphysboro Elk Lodge. Bost won the Illinois
12th District against Bill Enyart, a Democrat from Belleville, and is the first Republican in 70 years to serve Southern Illinois in Congress. “I thank you so
very much for the opportunity to serve you,” Bost said. “I have had one of the best staffs that I could ever ask for to put this together.”

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