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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Bobby Schilling (R-Ill.)

District: 17th District
Political Highlights: U.S. House of Representatives, 2011-13; defeated for re-election to U.S. House, 2012
Born: Jan. 23, 1964; Rock Island, Ill.
Residence: Colona
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Christie Schilling; ten children
Education: Black Hawk College, attended 1982-83
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture (Biotechnology, Horticulture & Research; General Farm Commodities & Risk Management); Armed Services (Emerging Threats and Capabilities; Readiness); Small Business (Agriculture, Energy & Trade; Economic Growth, Tax & Capital Access; Health and Technology)

Election History
2014generalCheri Bustos (D) 110,56055.5
Bobby Schilling (R) 88,78544.5
2012generalCheri Bustos (D) 153,51953.3
Bobby Schilling (R) 134,62346.7
Eric Reyes (WRI) 100.0
Joe Faber (WRI) 90.0
2010generalBobby Schilling (R) 104,58352.6
Phil Hare (D) 85,45443.0
Roger Davis (GREEN) 8,8614.5
Roll Call Vitals


Illinois is 16th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.