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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“Where’s Phil?”

EAST MOLINE, IL– Bobby Schilling, the Republican Candidate for the Illinois 17th Congressional District, declared the Democratic Party is attempting to intimidate companies who fail to yield to the party’s agenda. Democratic leadership recently demanded that the CEOs of John Deere and Caterpillar appear before Congress and surrender company documents, a move that has apparently met with the tacit approval of the district’s current Congressman, Phil Hare.

“Our Congressman cannot even muster the smallest protest to this threat to our community’s jobs and livelihoods while he marches in lockstep with Nancy Pelosi, Henry Waxman, and the liberal California Congressmen who run our government,” Schilling said.

On March 26th, Rep. Henry Waxman, the Chair of the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee, issued letters to the CEOs of Caterpillar and John Deere, the two largest employers in the 17th district, demanding that they turn over any and all documents and emails related to their recent earnings statements and that they testify before Congress to explain their actions. Both companies, along with a host of other Fortune 500 companies, announced that the latest healthcare legislation will lower future profits by hundreds of millions of dollars, which will hurt their employees as well as the economies they are located in. The companies explained in their announcements that they had to estimate the legislation’s impact on profits soon after the legislation passed in order to comply with SEC regulations.

Schilling said that these “companies employ thousands of workers in our district, and the recently passed healthcare legislation will cost each company hundreds of millions of dollars. More importantly, the legislation takes away any incentive these companies have to provide retiree drug benefits. By merely reporting these facts, as they are required to do by the Financial Accounting and Standards Board, Chairman Waxman has decided to rake them over the coals and bring their CEOs to DC for what will amount to little more than a show trial.

“Given Hare’s silence on the subject, it seems that when he has to choose between loyalty to his party’s leadership and jobs in his district, he sticks with his party bosses. My loyalty will always be to the jobs of the men and women who live and work in the 17th district of Illinois.”

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Schilling Condemns Violence and Threats

On March 25, 2010, in Health Care, by edwardpan

March 25, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information please contact Terry at 309-230-3909

Schilling Condemns Violence and Threats
Says debate should go on

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Says Hare should have actually read the bill

EAST MOLINE, IL–Bobby Schilling, Republican candidate for Congress in the IL-17 District, criticized the new healthcare law for having a gap in protection for children with pre-existing medical conditions. According to the spokesperson for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which was responsible for writing a large part of the recently passed bill, the new law still allows insurance companies to refuse new coverage to children with pre-existing conditions. Schilling said that Rep. Hare owes an explanation and possibly, a retraction of former statements about the bill’s merits.

“This is a shame,” said Schilling. “Again the federal government and our representatives have misled us. They made this bill sound as if it would fix all of our problems. Clearly it does not. Rep. Hare would have known about this new loophole if he had read the bill. He should apologize for misleading the people of his district.”

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 bring 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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EAST MOLINE, IL–Bobby Schilling, Republican candidate for Congress in the IL-17 District, held a “Kill the Bill” money-bomb fundraising drive that pulled in $25,215.67. The fundraising drive was announced about two weeks ago and ended on Sunday, March 21, at midnight. Schilling said that the success of this fundraising drive shows that voters are ready for a new direction in Illinois politics.

“I was only expecting to raise around $5,000 for this money-bomb,” said Schilling. “I am humbled and honored that grassroot supporters came together and helped us crush our original goal. It shows that supporters are fired-up and ready to go.”

Mike Moehlenhof, a grassroot supporter of Mr. Schilling, was responsible for organizing and advertising for the money-bomb drive. Mr. Moehlenhof said that financial support started coming in as soon as they began advertising for the drive.

“People were very eager to donate to Bobby’s campaign,” said Moehlenhof. “In fact we reached the original goal of $10,000, six days early. Then, when we announced that we had to adjust the goal, the flood gates opened. I was very happy when we found out the total amount raised was over $25,000. I can’t wait to do another one closer to the election.”

Mr. Moehlenhof said that the fundraising drive attracted a lot of new donors and that supporters were extremely engaged for this event.

Moehlenhof continued, “People really connect with Bobby’s fresh face and uplifting message. They are sick of the tax and spend, regulate more, status-quo politicians in Washington. His campaign has a message that Republicans, Independents and even a lot of Democrats can embrace.”

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 bring 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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“Kill the Bill” Money Bomb is TODAY

On March 21, 2010, in Health Care, by edwardpan

Today members of Congress plan to vote on the most important legislation in the history of the United States.

The vote on the current Healthcare Reform bill today will take America in one of two directions; either down the path of Europe, where government intrusion and interference, high debt burdens, and high unemployment rates are regarded as part of the norm or down our own path, a path in which we, citizens of the United States, make our own choices, lead our own lives and create a better future for our children.

Together, we can make the difference right now.

I am asking you to join with us on our march to Washington next November, to make sure that no matter what Congress decides today, that your voice will be represented and that this healthcare deform bill will be repealed.

The last day of the “3/21 Kill the Bill” money-bomb is here. Because of people like you we have almost doubled our goal and had to readjust it three times. I wanted to personally say thank you and remind you to give today a final push with your family and friends. Make sure that everyone you know donates what they can, even if it is just $5 or $10. It all adds up and it all matters.

For example $10 gets us 10 yard signs. A donation of $5 gets us 15 bumperstickers. A donation of $8.80 sends out direct mail pieces to 20 families. Any donation helps and gets us closer to beating another record and even closer to getting to Washington.

In case you haven’t donated yet or have forgotten the money-bomb website it’s www.bobby321.com

Donate $5, $10, $15 or whatever you can afford to help kill the bill.

With your help, we can kill this government takeover together!

Bobby

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Introducing the newest member of the team: Chip

On March 19, 2010, in General, by edwardpan

I am a Freshman at Moline High School who is tired of the old ways of Congress. I am looking forward to working with Mr. Schilling and seeing change in Congress.  I think that we need someone in Congress who understands what is going on in America.

The world is changing, if we as a country do not change with it then we will be left behind in the world.

We have to keep the jobs in America and Mr. Schilling is fighting for the common people like my friends and I.  He is working to make it so that my generation doesn’t have to handle a huge debt left behind by a government that is big on spending and not so big on saving.

That is why i support Mr. Schilling for congress and that is why I am very thankful for the chance to work for his campaign.

I am looking forward to meeting all of you on the campaign trail in the future. I can tell, just from my first day that this is going to be a fun ride.