Schilling Releases Statement on Military Ballots

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

Schilling: “I urge the state of Illinois to do everything possible to right this wrong.”

EAST MOLINE, IL–Bobby Schilling, Republican candidate for Congress in the Illinois 17th District, released the following statement in response to reports that the Department of Justice is investigating the state of Illinois for absentee ballot infractions that could result in military ballots not being counted in the 2010 Midterm Election: “I am stunned and disappointed to hear that members of the military may not have their votes counted. This would be a slap in the face to our brave men and women who risk their lives to fight for our freedom. I urge the state of Illinois to do everything possible to right this wrong. I stand in strong support of our service men and women and believe their voices must be heard.”

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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