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Bill Brady
GOP's Darin LaHood favored in race to replace Schock

The son of former federal cabinet member and longtime congressman Ray LaHood remained the overwhelming favorite Monday as the field took shape for the special election to replace disgraced former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock in a heavily Republican central Illinois district. Darin LaHood, 46, is a former state and federal prosecutor known in Illinois for his fiscally conservative views and focus on ethics reform. Ideologically, he's considered more conservative than his father, who held the seat before Schock and was transportation secretary for Democratic President Barack Obama. The deadline to file nominating papers for the July 7 primary was 5 p.m. Monday. By early evening, Republican...