Meet Bobby Schilling

On October 7, 2010, in General, by edwardpan

Please tell us what you think of Bobby’s first campaign ad and consider contributing to the campaign to help keep it on the air. We can win this race and put IL-17 back in the GOP column. We’ve got the supporters, the polling, the momentum, and message. Now all we need is the money to stay up on TV. Please help however you can by clicking here.


A recent poll by Public Opinion Strategies of 400 likely voters, conducted on September 26 and 27, with a margin of error of 4.9 percent shows Schilling and Hare tied at 37-38 percent. Schilling leads Hare by 18 points among voters who have heard of both candidates, and by 29 points among voters who have an opinion of both candidates.

Pollster Glen Bolger said of this poll “Incumbent Phil Hare has real problems with the electorate in this district. Voters are upset at the direction of the country. Hare’s image is underwhelming. Incumbents at 38% on the ballot test don’t win unless they are successful at burning down their opponent.”


Thanks to the best volunteers and supporters anyone could ask for since June 30, Bobby has raised about $375,000 in the last quarter. However, we need to continue our fundraising efforts to finish strong and fight back against Phil Hare’s negative attacks and misleading TV ads.

These campaign funds will be spent on showing voters the choice they have between Bobby Schilling, a successful small businessman who will be a check and balance to Democrats in power and Phil Hare, an incumbent Washington politician who voted for the Wall Street Bailout, the government take-over of health care, and job-killing National Energy Tax.

Campaign Statement:

“The Schilling for Congress campaign is excited about the direction of this campaign and the momentum we are gaining on issues: cutting taxes, lowering spending, and limiting government. Hare is clearly detached from average Americans and he can’t run on his failed liberal record.”

Please contribute whatever you can to help put Bobby over the top. Thanks!

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New York Times Piles On Hare

On October 2, 2010, in Uncategorized, by edwardpan

Today the New York Times specifically cites Phil Hare in an article about national races that are too close to call. They wrote that:

“In Illinois, Representative Phil Hare, a Democrat, is trying to hold off an energized challenger… The Midwest, with its job losses and stagnant economy, is looming as particularly difficult terrain for Democrats, who have multiple tough races in Ohio, Illinois and Michigan… they say they have no illusions about the political environment, they say they are highly competitive…”

The New York Times put it nicely for Hare saying he was up against “an energized challenger.” The truth is the race for IL-17 has become competitive for two main reasons. First, this race is about people’s dissatisfaction with Phil Hare’s liberal voting record on the bailouts, the failed stimulus, the costly government take-over of health care, higher taxes, fewer jobs, more out-of-control spending, and a general disconnect with the American people. Second, this election is about Phil Hare being an incumbent who has contributed to the current economic recession, and who has for the last two years set our country on the wrong course.

Bobby Schilling is a clean break from the past and a successful small business man who has promised to be a check and balance on Congress’ liberal agenda.

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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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