Congressional candidate Rodney Davis has picked up the formal endorsement of his former boss.
Republican Congressman John Shimkus gave his backing to his long-time aide during a Springfield news conference Wednesday.
Shimkus and Davis held a joint appearance to talk about energy policy. Both came out strongly against EPA rules which they say will hurt Illinois coal, and both vowed to push for completion of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Davis is running against Democrat David Gill in the 13th Congressional District.