Reason #10 to Vote Out Phil Hare

From the Schilling for Congress campaign (17th District)…

Reason #10: Phil Hare is a career politician

EAST MOLINE, IL–The Bobby Schilling for Congress campaign unveiled the tenth reason in their “20 Reasons to Vote Out Phil Hare” series. The series focuses on Phil Hare’s record and explains why he does not deserve re-election. The campaign will release one reason per day up until the election.

Reason #10 to Vote Phil Hare Out of Office: Phil Hare is a career politician. Hare has been living off the taxpayers’ dime for nearly 30 years. From 1982 to 2006, Phil Hare served as Rep. Lane Evan’s district director. After Evans won the Democratic primary in 2006, he retired allowing Hare to avoid a primary and win a Democratic caucus consisting only of precinct committee members. Hare then defeated Andrea Zinga in the 2006 election.

In a bold stand against the culture of career politicians, Bobby Schilling signed a contract with the 17th District. Schilling promised to:

  • Limit himself to four terms (eight years) in the House of Representatives
  • Reject the congressional pension plan
  • Reject any congressional healthcare benefits
  • Reject any pay increases
  • Provide constituent service second to no other congressional office

Bobby Frederick, communications director for the Bobby Schilling campaign, said voters have a clear choice between a career politician and a true representative of the people.

“Phil Hare represents the politics of yesterday, while Bobby Schilling hopes to usher in a new era of government by the people,” Frederick said. “Bobby is leading by example. His commitment to cutting spending starts with his contract to reject the congressional pension and any pay raises. This is about service to the country, not establishing a cozy career backed by the taxpayers. Phil Hare has had his turn. This election is about change and Bobby Schilling represents the kind of public servant that Washington sorely needs.”

Bobby Schilling, a native of Rock Island, graduated from Alleman High School and attended Black Hawk College. Schilling, a local business owner, is the Republican candidate for the 17th Congressional District in Illinois. Bobby is running on a platform of bringing jobs and real representation back to the 17th District. Earlier this year, Schilling conducted a 34-city “Bob’s for Jobs” tour, where he met with voters and employers all across the 17th District. Schilling was recently named an official ‘Young Gun’ by the National Republican Congressional Committee in their Young Guns program of top tiered races.

For more information about Bobby Schilling, please visit his website at

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