Schilling Challenges Hare to Release Poll Results

On April 20, 2010, in General, by edwardpan

Hare spent $30,000 on Polling in first quarter

EAST MOLINE, IL–Bobby Schilling, Republican candidate for Congress in the IL-17 District, challenged Rep. Phil Hare to release the results of two polls, which his campaign paid for in the first quarter of this year, within the next 48 hours. According to the FEC, Friends of Phil Hare paid $30,000 on two polls conducted on February 12 and 19 of 2010. Schilling said that Rep. Hare should release the results of the poll, especially in regard to healthcare, so that the citizens of the 17th can know whether or not he voted in line with the will of his constituents.

“Rep. Hare spent $30,000 of his constituents’ donations on two polls in early February, and I challenge him to release the results, good or bad, within the next 48 hours,” said Schilling. “I am confident the poll numbers will show that Hare is politically weak due to his support of the Obama, Pelosi liberal agenda that is out-of-step with the hardworking taxpayers of Illinois.”

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.

For more information about Bobby Schilling please visit his website at http://www.bobsforjobsblog.com

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Schilling Campaign Showing Over $109,000 On Hand

On April 16, 2010, in General, by edwardpan

Raised over $72,000 from individual donors in 1st quarter

EAST MOLINE, IL–Bobby Schilling, Republican candidate for Congress in the IL-17 Congressional District, is proud to announce that his campaign has over $109,000 in his campaign account. Schilling raised a little over $72,000 in the first quarter, with only $350 coming from political action committees. Rep. Phil Hare, Schilling’s November opponent, managed to only raise a little over $14,000 from individual donors. Terry Schilling, campaign manager for the Schilling campaign, said that there is a clear difference between the two candidates and their campaigns.

“The fact that we managed to out-raise our incumbent opponent in individual donations, while in a district designed for Democrats, says something about our campaign supporters,” said Terry Schilling. “A lot of people have sacrificed and put in hundreds of hours to help us. Our donations come from Democrats, Republicans and Independents. We are going to continue to bring our independent message to the voters of the 17th District. People are sick of the spending, tax increases and status-quo that is Washington D.C.”

The Schilling campaign also set a record for a Republican challenger in the 17th District. No other challenger has had over $50,000 at this point, for the past decade.

Schilling also pointed out that Hare raised over 87 per cent of his donations from special interest political action committees. Schilling said that with numbers like that it is clear who truly represents the citizens of the 17th District and who represents the special interest lobbying groups.

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.

For more information about Bobby Schilling please visit his website at http://www.bobsforjobsblog.com

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Hare hurts jobs in 17th with Healthcare vote

On April 15, 2010, in Health Care, by edwardpan

Soon after the health care bill passed, a number of companies, including Caterpillar and Deere, announced that the bill would reduce their profits by $100 to $200 million. Why did they do this? It is a move required by the Securities and Exchange Commission. All companies have to announce any material loss in income due to government legislation in the quarter that the legislation passed.

Henry Waxman, chair of the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over health care, soon afterward sent a letter to Caterpillar and Deere, demanding that they produce their analysis of the impact of the health care bill on their profits as well as any documents, including emails, that discussed the impact of the health care bill on their bottom line.

Waxman’s message was clear: he felt that the companies–which were not fond of reform and made no bones about it–announced their profit reductions to embarrass him and he was going to make them pay.

Ultimately, he realized that any hearing was going to make him look ridiculous–badgering companies who were complying with SEC regulations was going to get him no points, and he had already made his point–mess with him and he will use his committee to silence you.

The ranking republican member of the committee, Joe Barton (who also happened to be one of the first members of congress to support Bobby Schilling) took to the floor of the house to denounce Waxman’s machinations and describe them for what they were–an abuse of power.

Where was Phil Hare this whole time? In the WGEM tapes from his April 1, Quincy townhall he said that he would go to national publications, such as Politico, and defend Caterpillar and Deere against these vicious attacks against them and their employees. Why did he break his promise?

It is time to bring some restraint and integrity to Congress. It’s time to elect Bobby Schilling.

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According to the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, real personal incomes during Obama’s presidency have dropped 3.2% while in office. This continues to show that the bailouts, the stimuluses, and the policies being put forth out of Washington are simply not working.

“This is hardly surprising,” said Douglas Holtz-Eakin, an economist and former director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. “Under President Obama, only federal spending is going up; jobs, business startups, and incomes are all down. It is proof that the government can’t spend its way to prosperity.”

Its impossible to tax and spend oneself into prosperity. It has never happened in the past, and it won’t happen in the future.

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