Fundraising Numbers Show Bobby Schilling Has Momentum

On October 16, 2010, in General, by edwardpan

The 3rd quarter fundraising numbers in IL-17 just came out.

The Schilling campaign raised over $375,000, which was over $50,000 more than incumbent Rep. Phil Hare’s total for the quarter. IL-17 was one of only a few dozen throughout the country where the Republican challenger beat the incumbent, and is one of an even smaller handful where the Republican challenger now has a cash-on-hand advantage. This proves Bobby has momentum and a grassroots base to help carry him on election day.

The big differential in this quarter like previous ones was the take Schilling had with individual donors compared to Hare. In the 3rd quarter, 74% of contributions Schilling raised came from individuals, totaling $276,952; only 40% of contributions Hare raised came from individuals, totaling $107,858.

Throughout the campaign over 83% of Schilling’s contributions came from individuals. Less than 33% of Hare’s money came from individuals. Throughout the campaign more than 66% of Hare’s money came from special interests PACs.

The Schilling campaign ended September ahead in the polls with $420,962 to spend compared to Hare’s $327,227.

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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.

Polling:

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.”

Fundraising:

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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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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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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