SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
*** UPDATED x2 *** Schilling to announce campaign

Monday, Jul 8, 2013

* Rematch

Bobby Schilling wants his old job back. Monday he’s sent to make an announcement.

Schilling’s office tells CBS 4 that the former Illinois congressman will announce today that he will run again in 2014.

The republican Schilling was unseated by Democrat Cheri Bustos in 2012.

* More

His campaign is likely to place a heavy focus on economic issues, son and campaign manager Terry Schilling said during the holiday weekend.

“We’re putting together a plan right now on addressing mostly the rising prices and stagnant wages, because those are what’s really hurting the middle class right now,” he said.

Terry Schilling identified that focus as one of the shortfalls of the 2012 race.

“We didn’t talk enough about how the Republican policies helped the middle class,” he said, stressing that as a small-business owner and head of a large family - Bobby Schilling has 10 children - the candidate recognized the economic pinch many people are still facing.

“Bobby Schilling is the one with a large family who actually goes grocery shopping and has to pay bills,” he said. “When people aren’t getting raises and their wages are stagnant, he’s the one who’s feeling it.”

* How he’s using that issue so far against Bustos

Schilling said Illinois families need a representative who understands the plight of the middle class and that incumbent Congresswoman Bustos has been absent on that front.

“The middle class is getting crushed by rising prices, stagnant wages and a government that has forgotten about them,” said Schilling. “Not only are our groceries and gas prices going up, but our health care premiums in Illinois are estimated to rise at least 61% because of Obamacare. Incumbent Congresswoman Bustos has proven during her time in Washington that she doesn’t understand or feel the pain of middle class families. We need a true representative fighting for us in Washington and incumbent Congresswoman Cheri Bustos has refused to act.”

* These “missing in action” and “refused to act” lines will continue to show up. For instance

“We’ve got such a lack of leadership right now, that our incumbent Congresswoman refused to even support a budget,” said Schilling. “Supporting a budget or presenting your own is your basic duty while being a member of Congress. If you can’t support a budget to get our country back on the right track, then you didn’t go to Washington for anything but self-promotion.”

The idea here is to run a populist, working-class conservative campaign. But the new district ain’t what it used to be and Bustos is no pushover.

*** UPDATE *** DCCC…

Bobby Schilling’s Wrong Priorities Hurt the Middle Class Families That Sent Him Packing

Ex-Congressman Bobby Schilling is set today to announce that he wants his seat back in Congress, hoping middle class voters will forget his record of protecting tax breaks for the ultra wealthy and companies that ship jobs overseas while voting to end the Medicare guarantee. Voters also won’t forget who Schilling was really serving in Congress after recent reports show he’s already been raising special interest money.

“Illinois middle class families are not going to re-elect ex-Congressman Schilling after he sold them out and voted for tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas,” said Brandon Lorenz of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Whether it’s his votes to encourage outsourcing or his support for raising Medicare costs on Illinois seniors to give tax cuts to the wealthy, ex- Congressman Schilling has a record of hurting middle class families in order to protect his corporate special interest backers.”

*** UPDATE 2 *** From the Bustos campaign…

“Congresswoman Bustos is focused on job creation, protecting Medicare and Social Security, and serving the people of Illinois’ 17th Congressional District, not an election that is over a year away.”

- Posted by Rich Miller        


36 Comments
  1. - UISer - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 12:19 pm:

    Calm down on the talking points please.


  2. - Aldyth - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 12:22 pm:

    Not the least bit interested in sending another Teabagger back to Congress. Since Bustos took over the job, I haven’t received a single congressional “newsletter” that was nothing more than thinly disguised campaign literature sent out on the taxpayer dime. I’ll be volunteering on her campaign.


  3. - wishbone - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 12:26 pm:

    Yeah, the party of the top 1% is really worried about the middle class. Anyone in the middle class that votes for one of these guys needs his head examined.


  4. - Will Caskey - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 12:27 pm:

    I have literally never seen a campaign where the candidate’s son was the manager and it worked out well.


  5. - Rich Miller - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 12:27 pm:

    Will, the son ran the first campaign and won.


  6. - Chavez-respecting Obamist - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 12:31 pm:

    “We didn’t talk enough about how the Republican policies helped the middle class…”

    Name one.


  7. - UISer - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 12:31 pm:

    Rich, the son ran the campaign and lost as well. Remmeber last time when they went after Bustos for babysitting Dick Durbin’s kids? I can’t imagine this is going to go well.


  8. - B Dylan - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 12:32 pm:

    His son also ran the campaign the second time around and it was a joke. I’m surprised the NRCC would let him run it again. Bustos will put up a fight and most likely win handily.


  9. - Will Caskey - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 12:38 pm:

    There’s winning, there’s the other guy losing, and then there’s 2010. I don’t think my point is in that much jeopardy here.


  10. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 12:45 pm:

    I think if you get sworn-in and seated as a member of Congress, and your son got you there, that sounds like winning…


  11. - Esquire - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 12:55 pm:

    Refresh my memory, what was the margin in the last race between Bustos and Schilling? Will an off year election with lower turnout matter much?

    What is with this tired class envy/warfare rhetoric? Schilling owned a small family restaurant business that sold pizzas.

    Barack and Michelle Obama qualify as members of the “1%” and live like rock star celebrities. They enjoy lavish trips while criticizing the rich. It seems hypocritical.


  12. - Cincinnatus - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 1:15 pm:

    - Chavez-respecting Obamist - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 12:31 pm:

    “We didn’t talk enough about how the Republican policies helped the middle class…”

    Name one.

    +++++++++++

    Keystone Pipeline?


  13. - anonymous - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 1:29 pm:

    Hey Cincinnatus,

    The Congresswoman voted for the Keystone Pipeline.


  14. - one of the 35 - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 1:34 pm:

    Rep. Moffitt’s influence in the district is great and continues to grow. If he should come out aggressively for Schilling, this could be an interesting race.


  15. - BrianG - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 1:44 pm:

    Bustos beat Schilling by 6.6 percentage points.
    Obama beat Romney by 16.9. In 2010 Schilling beat Hare by 10.6 percentage points. the Independent candidate got 4.5 points. In 2008 Hare was unopposed. In 2006 Hare was elected with 57 percent which was a greater percentage than Bustos’ 2012 total when she received 53.3.


  16. - wordslinger - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 1:47 pm:

    –Keystone Pipeline? –

    LOL, and take away all that money from the truckers and rail workers moving that sludge now? Not to mention business from the existing pipelines?

    Seriously, dude, is that all you’ve got?


  17. - VonKlutzenplatz - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 1:49 pm:

    Esquire,
    “Lavish trips”? Why do you hate the rich?

    But in any case, the DCCC response shows why the GOP would be better off with a first time candidate. Schilling’s record is going to make it a tough sell.


  18. - Anonymous - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 1:52 pm:

    This will be a close race between two pretty good candidates. Too bad they are in the same District.


  19. - VonKlutzenplatz - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 2:30 pm:

    Esquire, I can’t hear what you are saying, but the dog is looking at me funny.


  20. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 2:32 pm:

    Schilling is the best chance to get the seat back with the name recognition from the previous run, and the Congressional Campaign committees love to run a rematch when it ended close the last time.

    Schilling and Dold have the best chances for the GOP here to get seats flipped.


  21. - Just Me - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 2:42 pm:

    Maybe it is just me, but I hate when candidates/politicians say, “The people of the (insert number) district want…” I don’t feel like I live in a district. I feel like I live in my city, or my county, or my state. I don’t even know the number of my representative/senator/congressman’s district number.

    Just a pet peeve of mine. Maybe for gerrymandered district boundaries which make no sense it is the only available option.


  22. - Sir Reel - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 2:55 pm:

    Republicans are for lots of policies that help the middle class. Of course they define middle class as $500,000 to $1 million annual income.)


  23. - Louis Howe - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 3:03 pm:

    Interesting that the DCCC attacks Schilling for voting “for tax breaks that ship jobs overseas” because that line of attack is getting a little shop worn. Democrats keep attacking republicans on the issue but do nothing about it after they’re elected. Obama ran on that issue in every election since 2004 and has yet to introduce anything truly meaningful in reducing the “tax breaks.”


  24. - Downstater - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 3:19 pm:

    =We didn’t talk enough about how the Republican policies helped the middle class…”

    Name one.=
    Yes, and that Obamacare passed to save the middle class from higher and higher premiums. How is that working out?


  25. - Precinct Captain - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 3:26 pm:

    ==Barack and Michelle Obama qualify as members of the “1%” and live like rock star celebrities. They enjoy lavish trips while criticizing the rich. It seems hypocritical.==

    He is the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Get real.

    @Cincinnatus
    Since the Keystone Pipeline isn’t built yet, it ain’t helping anyone here. I also doubt the execs at TransCanada, even any American ones working on the issue here, qualify as middle class.

    It’s also more than hypocritical for GOPers to claim that Bustos is on some path of destruction in Congress in 7 months but Rodney Davis is some king of glory getting all these things done in the 13th. The NRCC talking out of both sides of its mouth will make for good fodder.


  26. - Anonymous - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 3:48 pm:

    Any polls out there on how people feel about someone who had been elected, lost, and is running for re-election. The latest trend from a “hype” perspective is that if you’re in this position, you’re pretty much back in.

    But then again there’s the other side, too: Why and don’t you have anything else to do?


  27. - Anon - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 3:53 pm:

    Love that the DCCC says Schilling works for “special interests” but never mentioned that Bustos made millions off of the health care industry.

    Bustos had a household income of $400,000 a year and defined herself as “middle class” so maybe Bustos and Schilling should switch parties?


  28. - Anonymous - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 3:54 pm:

    And just a general FYI: I was never a huge proponent of term limits and was naive enough to believe that previous “experience” in office was helpful because of the knowledge acquired and relationshiips that were made. (Depends, I suppose, on to whose advantage one would want to put such experience to use–hence why I now prefer “newbies” instead of “once befores.”


  29. - Anonymous - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 4:00 pm:

    =Bustos had a household income of $400,000 a year and defined herself as “middle class” so maybe Bustos and Schilling should switch parties?=

    While it’s often debated, many seem to feel that “middle class” covers a pretty wide range of income. I think people are becoming more sensitive to HOW politicians (and their ‘inner circles’) are making that money, regardless of the amount.


  30. - ethicslover - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 5:04 pm:

    I don’t know how Bobby Schilling will have any credibility this time around simply because he lied so many times in the commercials that he put out during the last election cycle.
    plus the fact that he did nothing for creating jobs in Illinois.I also don’t believe that he brought any legislation to the floor of Congress.

    Boost does has done more in 6 months then her predecessor did in his first term.


  31. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 5:10 pm:

    - ethicslover -,

    So, what lies, got examples?

    Also, Bustos, has done more… examples?


  32. - ethicslover - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 5:48 pm:

    You obviously didn’t follow the campaign. Road to
    Bustos Blvd., electronic sign in East Moline, endorsement by Quinn, that she was a millionaire and belonged to a country club.
    The fact he voted one way in D.C. and came home and talked a completely different story.


  33. - Anonymous - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 5:49 pm:

    Too bad shore doesn’t seem to be around today. It’d be interesting to hear his perspective on what impact the R candidates’ extremely close alignment with Mr. Kirk might have on their fundraising and overall popularity with voters–in what seem to be two very different districts.


  34. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 6:01 pm:

    Nah, I just hate generalities, if you have examples, it strengthens your case. I have been know to follow a campaign or two, but wondered what your generalities had behind them…


  35. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 6:03 pm:

    By the way, the last 6 months did more… got any of those examples?


  36. - wordslinger - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 6:26 pm:

    –“The middle class is getting crushed by rising prices, stagnant wages and a government that has forgotten about them,” said Schilling. “Not only are our groceries and gas prices going up, but our health care premiums in Illinois are estimated to rise at least 61% because of Obamacare.”

    Inflation in May was an at annual rate of 1.36%

    Inflation for 2012 was 2.07%

    Obamacare has not gone into effect.

    Stagnant wages and unemployment are big problems. Perhaps Schilling will push for an increase in the minimum wage.

    Or get rid of the ludicrous spending cuts and tax increases that were imposed in January. In today’s WSJ, Alan Blinder, former vice chair of the Federal Reserve, estimates they are taking 2 points off GDP growth this year.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323899704578587693913756014.html


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* CUB Poll: 84% Oppose Exelon Bailout - Solar Poll: 81% Oppose Demand Charges
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - New cable TV buys and fundraiser calendar
* Question of the day
* *** UPDATED x1 - Friends of the Parks responds *** Lucas pulls plug on museum
* "Dead. Yes, dead."
* Radogno shares some deets on stopgap, blames Chicago for holdup
* Maybe this will convince Democrats to cut a deal?
* Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
* Another way Chicago is behind the times
* More on that Cullerton meeting
* Creating a workaround for new CPS debt?
* Settlement talks in Duckworth case "initiated by the judge"
* Hostage dies
* Close on 6-month stopgap, not there yet on K-12
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

  
* Huawei making Android smartphones as long as OS is open, CEO says
* Galaxy Note 7 Smart Glow, OnePlus 3 comments & more – Pocketnow Daily Recap
* Galaxy Note7 confirmed* as device name, Samsung does indeed skip a number
* Android might be getting another navigation button redesign
* OK, Europe: It’s your move
* You can help stop human trafficking with the TraffickCam app
* iPhone OLED progress, Alcatel Idol 4 retail & more – Pocketnow Daily

* Sales pitch: Ventura calls ace best in the AL
* Smooth sailing for Sale in MLB-best 13th win
* Smooth sailing for Sale in MLB-best 13th win
* Quintana aims to shake off June struggles
* Morneau takes BP for 1st time since surgery
* Heavy usage taking a toll on White Sox bullpen
* The other time the White Sox hit seven homers

...............


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress

Loading


* Local Illinois legislators say party leaders co.....
* Illinois Republican Criticize Democrats For Not.....
* Road projects at risk in Illinois budget stando.....


* Economic woes cause drop in number of Illinois boaters
* Rauner signs ID law making Illinois comply with federal law
* Illinois police sue town, claim body cameras record nonstop
* Study: Rotting trees caused mysterious holes in huge dunes
* 1 dead, 1 injured after boats crash on Rock River
* US Rep. Duckworth settles workplace retaliation lawsuit
* Workplace retaliation lawsuit against Tammy Duckworth settled
* Chicago police arrest teen in slaying of city dispatcher
* Lucas abandons plan to build museum in Chicago after lawsuit
* Illinois women hit hard by state budget impasse

* Stalemate threatens $2B in road projects
* Illinois women hit hard by state budget impasse
* Economic woes cause drop in number of boaters
* Chicago school money seen as potential deal-killer
* Chicago school money seen as potential state budget deal-killer
* Survey: Nearly 1 million human service clients affected by budget impasse
* Illinois lawmakers to reconvene Wednesday as budget deadline nears
* Illinois State Museum given path to accreditation
* Illinois insurance co-op sues feds over health law payments
* Gun bill at Illinois Capitol gets support from Rifle Association

* Who's sitting in Chicago's cushiest board seats?
* The fall and rise of Chicago real estate in three acts
* At Chicago law firms, a salary war breaks out after years of deep freeze
* Why overbanked Chicago has even more banks
* One suburban manufacturer's answer to shortage of skilled workers


* Jake to rescue? Ace returns to scene of no-no for slumping Cubs
* Amtrak’s new Metropolitan Lounge opens Monday
* Miami Vise: Marlins squeeze life out of depleted Cubs’ lineup
* Former Oak Park cop caught up in Wrigleyville rooftop scheme
* 16-year-old boy shot in Roseland
* ‘Spotlight’ film pushed victim to speak out against Hastert
* Blackhawks will look from without and within to fill out roster
* Pete Rose finally has his number retired by the Reds
* Sox notes: Sale’s gem gives bullpen a break
* Chris Sale gets 13th win in Sox’ 5-2 victory over Jays


* Old East Aurora High School stadium to get rousing farewell party
* Cubs know it's time to clean up their mistakes after 6-1 loss to Marlins
* Lawndale shooting sends 3 to hospital, boy shot on South Side
* Joe Maddon on Cubs' recent struggles following 6-1 loss to Marlins
* How Jason Benetti landed in the booth calling White Sox games
* Tom Izzo says Denzel Valentine is 'game ready' for Bulls, NBA
* Brexit leaders are walking back some of their biggest promises
* Family of man killed by Dolton cops dispute police account
* Sunday's recap: White Sox 5, Blue Jays 2
* At least 7 stabbed at neo-Nazi event outside Capitol in Sacramento


* Stalemate threatens $2B in road projects
* Illinois women hit hard by state budget impasse
* Economic woes cause drop in number of boaters
* Chicago school money seen as potential deal-killer
* Chicago school money seen as potential state budget deal-killer
* Angie Muhs: The threshold for national news on our front page
* Their View: Separation of powers prevails
* Statehouse Insider: Lawmakers coming back to Springfield? We're saved
* Bernard Schoenburg: Davis opposes school bathroom transgender rules from DC
* Dr. Rebecca Green: When will the gun madness end?


* Vietnam Wall Closing Day
* Accidents clog I-74 near Mahomet
* College football extra: 2016's top 10 running backs
* Getting Personal: Mike Metzler
* Letter from Birdland: A look at the colorful past, present of Ireland
* Susan McKinney: Eric Liddell: The runner who lived and died for God
* Reluctant Townie: It's my birthday and I'll write what I want to
* Kelly Strom: Behind the Music
* For the retirees, June 26-July 3, 2016
* Patricia Hruby Powell: Many voices tell of 'Incident on the Bridge'


* Sale, White Sox bounce back to beat Blue Jays
* Wauconda Fest closes with fun, friendly competition
* Businesses' turn to face off in Fox Lake water fights
* Cougars on losing end of 4-game sweep
* NHL teams' focus turns to 'Big Fish' in free agency: Stamkos

* House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
* Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
* The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
* Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
* Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
* CBD Oil, and politics
* Simon considering state Senate bid
* Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
* Shutdown? State may not notice
* Rep. Bob Dold

* Illinois to get $17 million for HIV assist......

* Is Tammy Duckworth a sure bet to beat Mark......

* Paul Ryan isn’t the first guy to try to stop a sit-in.
* Six Clinton delegates on the Platform Committee who voted against a $15 minimum wage.
* "Pride at Montrose" Happening At The Lakefront 11am-6pm
* A Pride Of Lion(s)
* Local Pride!
* #Oaxaca.
* The Sunday Times.
* #TestForFlu Bug Hits Town
* Edgewater Shooting Ends At Foster/Sheridan
* "We Are Uptown Proud!"


* Emergency Management Officials, National Weather Service Encourage Winter Preparedness - November is Winter Weather Preparedness Month in Illinois
* Keep Your Family Safe This Winter - November through February are leading months for carbon monoxide related incidents
* Governor Takes Bill Action
* Illinois Department of Labor Director Hugo Chaviano Awards Governor’s Award for Contributions in Health and Safety to the Illinois Refining Division of Marathon Petroleum Company LP
* State Regulator Elected Treasurer of Interstate Medical Licensure Compact




Hosted by MCS -- CapitolFax.com Privacy Policy -- SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax -- Advertise Here -- Mobile Version -- Contact Rich Miller