Bobby Schilling (R-Colona) will be receiving major support from the National Republican Congressional Committee in his race against incumbent Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-East Moline).
The NRCC announced on Tuesday that Schilling has elevated to the top level 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.
Bobby Schilling, Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in the Illinois 17th District, released the following statement:
"The NRCC's support is great news--momentum is building and people are starting to engage in our race. There is no doubt we are ready to compete and win. We need someone in Congress who will be an advocate for the middle class and the working poor, not someone like incumbent Congresswoman Cheri Bustos who fights for radical special interest groups and puts party above people.
"This isn't about me. This isn't about a plaque on the wall. This is about serving the people and saving this great nation. We are going to win on November 4th, and I look forward to getting back to work."
Bobby Schilling was born and raised in Rock Island, Illinois. He has been married to his wife, Christie for 27 years and together they have 10 children. Schilling represented the Illinois 17th District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2011-2012, serving on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Agriculture Committee, and the House Small Business Committee. Schilling is seeking another term and is running against incumbent liberal Congresswoman Cheri Bustos.