Schilling Outraised Hare in Third Quarter

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

Schilling rides wave of contributions from individuals; leads Hare in total cash on hand

EAST MOLINE, IL–In a sign of great momentum with only 15 days until Election Day, Bobby Schilling announced he outraised incumbent Congressman Phil Hare $375,262.38 to $324,909.96 in the third quarter. Schilling, the Republican candidate for Congress in the Illinois 17th District, said he is proud of everything his campaign has accomplished. “Our message of creating jobs, not more government, is resonating with the people of Illinois,” Schilling said. “I am grateful to all of my supporters for their endless efforts to send a clear message to Washington. Today’s report is very positive news, but we are still the underdog. This is an extremely close race and we will need all the help we can get to defeat Congressman Hare.”

According to third quarter FEC reports, Phil Hare reported raising $130,708.75 from individuals while the majority of his support came from special interest PACs.

Schilling raised $276,952.38 from individuals, totaling 74% of his total third quarter contributions. Schilling has received donations from more than 2,500 individuals.

“We have run a strong, efficient campaign on every level with a diverse group of volunteers from every political and economic background,” Schilling said.

Schilling now leads in cash on hand $420,962.69 to Phil Hare’s $327,227.04.

Communications Director Bobby Frederick highlighted the fact that Hare spent more than five times the amount Schilling did in the third quarter.

“Despite Phil Hare spending more than $850,000 hiding his out-of-touch voting record, Bobby Schilling remains strong in the polls and ready for a strong finish,” Frederick said.
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.

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