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Vice President Mike Pence speaks during an event on the creation of a U.S. Space Force on in August at the Pentagon. Pence visited Springfield on Friday to raise money for U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, a Taylorville Republican.

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says Republican U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis has emerged as a voice for conservative values in Congress and is urging his supporters to get out the vote in the midterm elections.

Pence campaigned for Davis on Friday at a fundraising event in Springfield, Illinois. Davis is one of four Illinois congressman whose seats Democrats are targeting as they try to regain control of the House.

The Taylorville Republican faces a challenge from Democrat Betsy Dirksen Londrigan of Springfield for the 13th Congressional District seat.

Pence said Davis, as chairman of a House agriculture subcommittee, helped President Donald Trump negotiate the new U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade agreement.

Democrats also are targeting GOP Reps. Randy Hultgren, Peter Roskam and Mike Bost.

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