Schilling Challenges Rep. Hare to Four Debates

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Bobby Schilling, Republican candidate for Congress in the 17th District, has officially challenged Rep. Phil Hare to four debates to be held in Springfield, Macomb, Quincy, and the Quad Cities. The Schilling campaign said that the reason for the four debates is that it would give voters in all areas of the district a chance to attend or watch. Schilling said that he hopes that Rep. Hare would oblige the voters with a debate on the issues and record.

"The voters of the 17th District deserve an open and honest debate," said Schilling. "Since 2006, the unemployment rate has doubled, the national debt has grown by over $5 trillion and the tax burden for the middle class has become insurmountable. Our nation has major problems facing it and the voters deserve to hear our plans to solve them. For the past year and a half, our campaign has sent out dozens of press releases focusing on the issues and I hope that as the election heats up, we can focus on our record, accomplishments and plans for the country."

Schilling, a native of Rock Island, graduated from Alleman High School and attended Black Hawk College. Schilling, a local business owner and father of ten children, 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.

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