Category: Bobby Schilling

Illinois Reps on Obama's Dismal Jobs Numbers

-By Warner Todd Huston Obama has had the worst economic recovery in American history. He promised to have America back to work by his first year in office by now in year 4 we are still seeing an 8 percent unemployment rate. And so many people have just given up looking for work, if we’d... Read more »

What Happened at the Illinois GOP Convention? Mostly Status Quo, But...

-By Warner Todd Huston The Illinois Republican Party held its 2012 Party Convention this weekend. On the docket was addressing some asked for rules changes and picking a slate of delegates to the GOP national convention to nominate Mitt Romney to carry the Party’s banner in the upcoming presidential election. My ultimate analysis is that... Read more »

Bobby Schilling Lead in 17th District Is Strong

-By Warner Todd Huston Public Opinion Strategies has conducted a poll of the newly reconfigured 17th Congressional District and finds that, despite the fact that Democrats redrew the district to favor a Democrat challenger, current Congressman, Republican Bobby Schilling has a very strong lead. Schilling leads Democrat challenger Cheri Bustos with a 51-35 result in... Read more »

Schilling Calls on Senate to 'Lead by Example'

From the campaign to reelect Bobby Schilling (Illinois 17th District)… Senate once again fails to pass budget or propose alternative EAST MOLINE, Ill.—With a unanimous 99-0 rejection of President Obama’s budget proposal, the U.S. Senate has now extended their streak of fiscal inaction to 1,114 days. Frustrated by the Senate’s refusal to lead, U.S. Rep.... Read more »

Koehler Drops Bid for 17th District

From the office of Rep. Bobby Schilling (R, Illinois 17th District)… Team Schilling: One liberal down, Four more to go EAST MOLINE, IL – State Senator Dave Koehler has decided to withdraw from the Democrat nomination for the Illinois 17th District. Terry Schilling, campaign manager for the Bobby Schilling for Congress campaign, released the following... Read more »

Illinois Republicans Ask Governor for State Cost of New Health Law

From the office of Rep. Randy Hultgren (R, Illinois 14th District)… Washington, DC – The entire Republican Congressional delegation from Illinois has asked Governor Pat Quinn what the cost of Medicaid expansion in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will be to the state. This is the third time Members of Congress have asked... Read more »

Assassination Threat Against Illinois Congressman?

-By Warner Todd Huston Why would anyone want to kill 17th District, Illinois Congressman Bobby Schilling? The shocking threat against Schilling’s life was revealed this week as the FBI has been called in to investigate. The Hill reports that Schilling received an email threat that featured an offer of $75,000 reward for his assassination. The... Read more »

Schilling appointed to House Small Business Committee

From Congressman Bobby Schilling’s (IL-17) office… House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today announced that Rep. Bobby Schilling (R-IL) will join the House Small Business Committee in the 112th Congress. Congressman Schilling will be the 15th Republican Member on the Committee. “As a small business owner, Congressman Schilling knows how government policies can... Read more »