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* From a press release…
Today former U.S. Representative Bobby Schilling (R-Colona) announced his full support for Illinois State Senator Darin LaHood (R-Peoria) in his run for Congress to represent the Illinois 18th District.
“Darin LaHood is a principled conservative, a man of great character, and a true statesman. There is no doubt in my mind he will be an excellent representative in Congress for central Illinois,” Schilling said. “Darin understands the challenges we face as a nation. As a State Senator, Darin worked to rebuild the middle class and promote policies to strengthen our economy and improve the lives of all Illinoisans.
“Darin will put the dignity of the human person at the center of his agenda in Washington. From protecting the innocent unborn to promoting working families, Darin will always do the right thing.
“Darin’s conservative values are right for the Illinois 18th District and right for America. I’m proud to support him—he’s done great things for the State of Illinois—and I look forward to seeing him take on a new challenge in Washington, D.C.”
The behind the scenes maneuvering on behalf of LaHood has been pretty impressive so far.