Politics
6:00 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Schilling, Bustos set to battle again for Congressional seat

The second battle for Congress between republican Bobby Schilling and democrat Cheri Bustos is officially underway. Sunday in the Quad Cities, Schilling launched his campaign to win back Illinois' 17th District seat.

In 2012, the democratic challenger from East Moline beat the republican incumbent  from Colona by 53 to 47 per cent.

For their second campaign against each other, Schilling says he'll have some advantages - one is Bustos now has a voting record for him to attack.

He also takes heart from the recent special election for a Florida House seat that was won by a republican. 

Since he left Congress at the end of 2012, he's been working for a property development company based in the Quad Cities, with clients across the country.