Press release from Bobby Schilling:
PEORIA, IL—Former U.S. Congressman Bobby Schilling (R-Colona) will be making a special announcement tomorrow morning at Peoria County GOP Headquarters at 8835 N. Knoxville Ave. in Peoria.WHAT: Bobby Schilling Special Announcement
WHERE: Peoria County GOP Headquarters, 8835 N. Knoxville Avenue, Peoria
WHEN: Saturday, March 28 at 9:30 A.M.Bobby Schilling (R-Colona) was born and raised in Rock Island, Illinois. He has been married to his wife, Christie for 28 years and together they have 10 children. Schilling represented the Illinois 17th District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2011-2012, serving on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Agriculture Committee, and the House Small Business Committee.
So, Schilling is driving to Peoria — the heart of the 18th District — to make a mystery announcement. So, yeah, Schillinhg is running.
I’ll say this again: The 18th District is strongly Republican. But it’s strongly moderate Republican. Schilling has a relatively decent chance of winning the primary. But he has NO change os winning the general. Moderate GOPers will switch to vote for a moderate or conservative Democrat, and Peoria’s Lebanese voters will vote for the Democrat out of spite.