MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) – Esther Joy King took on Eric Sorensen in the 17th Congressional District race Wednesday morning.
On Wednesday morning, Joy King called Sorensen to confess, according to a media report. Sorensen posted on Facebook.
As of Wednesday morning, the race has not been officially announced, with 88% of the votes cast. Sorensen has 114,210 votes with 52% of the vote and Joey King has 106,693 votes with 48% of the vote.
“I thank him for running, and while we’ve had our differences on these issues, we both have a passion for service,” Sorensen said.
It was truly an honor of a lifetime to run to serve the people of this district. I met a lot of wonderful people who helped me along the way. Unfortunately, this is not the result we wanted. When we started this journey four years ago, my goal was to bring better representation to this area, and I think we’ve done that — little by little, bringing awareness to northwest and central Illinois, focusing on issues that people care about. , and make this seat competitive again, because I believe accountability is key. I want to thank all my supporters, my team and my family for their hard work. I wish Eric the best of luck and hope he puts the needs of this district above his personal ideology in Congress because the people deserve it.
“I am honored to be elected as the next Congressman for the 17th Congressional District of Illinois. I have worked for 22 years to serve the people of central and northern Illinois, earning their trust by telling the truth and helping them make the right decisions in their lives. In Congress, I will bring that same honesty to represent them and commit to fighting for affordability, reproductive rights, and good, sustainable jobs here at home. When we work together, our communities are stronger, neighbor to neighbor – I look forward to advocating on behalf of the people of north central Illinois in Congress and making sure they have a seat at the table. And I look forward to being a good neighbor.”
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