Bobby Schilling Eyes Rematch #IL17
Posted at 3:59 p.m. on June 10
Schilling is leaning towards running for his former House seat. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Former Rep. Bobby Schilling, R-Ill., is eyeing a rematch with freshman Democratic Rep. Cheri Bustos in Illinois’ 17th District, according to a local report.
Schilling, who lost to Bustos in 2012 by 6 points, told the Quad City Times that his race last cycle was “an impossible task” with President Barack Obama on the top of the ticket.
But in a midterm election year, where turnout favors the party not in the White House, Schilling said he is “leaning toward” a rematch.
Thus far, no Republican has announced a bid in the 17th District, which Obama carried with 57 percent in 2012.
Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call rates this race as Democrat Favored.