EAST MOLINE, Ill.—The Bobby Schilling for Congress campaign has broken its own fundraising record.
During the 2009-10 cycle, the Schilling campaign set a fundraising record for a Republican candidate in the Illinois 17th District with over one million dollars raised. The campaign has already eclipsed that mark by raising an additional $1,152,342.45 during the 2011-12 cycle.
The Schilling campaign raised $313,874.27 during the first quarter of 2012. The campaign is currently reporting $823,300.72 total cash on hand.
Terry Schilling, campaign manager at Bobby Schilling for Congress, said the Schilling campaign has received incredible support from individuals within the district.
“This campaign is driven by the hardworking people of this area,” Schilling said. “We have backing from Republicans, Democrats, and Independents alike. We receive contributions from people of all walks of life, including doctors, farmers, pastors, laborers, teachers, small business owners, veterans, and firefighters. This campaign thrives because of our excellent grassroots support here in western Illinois.”
Terry Schilling said the campaign is motivated and ready for election season.
“We focus heavily on outworking our opponents,” Schilling said. “We’re still 30 weeks away from the election, and we are already used to working around 80 hours a week. This election isn’t about wall plaques or careers, it’s about the next generation. We’re going to keep running nonstop until Election Day, and I’m confident the people of this district will send Washington a strong message by voting to re-elect Bobby Schilling on November 6.”