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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee believes central Illinois Republican congressional candidate Rodney Davis is beatable and will give challenger David Gill extra support.

U.S. Rep. Steve Isreal of New York is committee chairman. Israel says the committee will provide technical expertise to Gill in the 13th District race and what he called other support.

It isn't clear what that other support is, and Gill spokesman Michael Richards says Gill isn't yet sure.

Davis spokesman Patrick Pfingsten contends the Democratic Party support indicates Gill has what the spokesman calls "a radical agenda" not fit for central Illinois.

Richards dismisses that argument and says Gill isn't what he calls a "party-line Democrat."

Davis entered the race after GOP Congressman Tim Johnson decided to drop out.

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