NRCC Promotes Schilling to "Contender" Status

Press Release

Date: March 26, 2014
Location: East Moline, IL
Issues: Elections

The National Republican Congressional Committee has promoted Bobby Schilling (R-Colona) to "Contender" status in their Young Guns program. The program helps to provide candidates and their campaigns the tools they need to run effective, successful, and winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents. Originally founded in the 2007-2008 election cycle by Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and Budget Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the Young Guns program supports and mentors challenger and open-seat candidates in races across the country.

"Americans believe strongly that the country is on the wrong track because of President Obama's and Nancy Pelosi's failed policies, like Obamacare," NRCC Chairman Rep. Greg Walden (R-Oregon) said today. "The Republican candidates that reach the 'Contender' status are exemplary of the new leadership needed in Washington D.C. to turn our country around and provide a check and balance in Washington. I am confident that Bobby will continue to work hard for his community and bring sound, conservative principles to Congress."

Bobby Schilling, Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in the Illinois 17th District, released the following statement:

"I am grateful for the support the NRCC has provided us. There's no doubt--we are ready to compete and win. This isn't about me. This is about rebuilding the middle class and saving this great nation. We need a work horse in Congress who will focus on serving the people, not radical special interest groups. I look forward to winning on November 4th and getting back to work for Illinois families."

This week the Bobby Schilling for Congress campaign will be hosting an event with NRCC Chairman Greg Walden. The event will take place at the Lavender Crest Winery in Colona at 12:00 P.M on Friday, March 28th. For more information on the event, contact Jon Schweppe. Members of the media are invited to attend with an RSVP.