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Davis Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign

Updated: Tuesday, September 24 2013, 04:55 PM CDT

Republican Rep. Rodney Davis narrowly won one of the most contested congressional races in the country last year: Illinois' 13th District. And now, barely six months into his term, challengers are starting to line up to wrestle away the seat.

Today, Davis officially kicked off his re-election bid. The Taylorville native made stops in Decatur, Champaign, Bloomington, and Springfield.

We caught up with him at the Sangamon County Farm Bureau, where he started his campaign stump by addressing the current threat of a government shutdown.

"I still believe that we're going to avoid a government shutdown," Davis said. "That is the only bill that I got a chance to vote on to avoid a government shutdown and ensure that our soldiers who are serving overseas and their families are able to continue paying their mortgages, and not get caught up in the political process."

Davis said he's in favor of de-funding Obamacare. His goal is to get rid of it and replace it, but he didn't offer up an alternative.

Fellow Republicans state Sen. Sam McCann and Springfield Mayor Michael Houston were present to show their support for Davis.

Story by NewsChannel20.

Davis Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign

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