Bustos raises $1.28 M so far


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Posted Online: July 11, 2012, 9:08 pm
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By Eric Timmons, etimmons@qconline.com
Democratic congressional candidate Cheri Bustos raised $470,000 in the second quarter and now has raised $1.28 million since launching her campaign to unseat U.S. Rep. Bobby Schilling, R-Colona.

Figures from Rep. Schilling for the second quarter were not yet available Wednesday, although a spokesman said the campaign has around $950,000 cash on hand compared to $823,000 at the end of the first quarter.

Ms. Bustos, a former East Moline alderwoman, raised $420,000 in the first quarter of the year and has now received campaign contributions from around 6,000 individuals, according to campaign manager Allison Jaslow.

"This puts our campaign on pace to have the resources needed to win in the recently redrawn 17th Congressional District in November," she said.

Both campaigns must file full fundraising reports with the federal election commission by Sunday.

Spending by the national Republican and Democratic party organizations acting independently of the campaigns will be a factor in 17th District election.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee unveiled a new online ad on Tuesday criticizing Rep. Schilling's vow to support a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama's health care reform law.

Rep. Schilling voted on Wednesday to for House Bill 6079, which would repeal the law but lacks support in the Democratic-controlled Senate. The bill passed the House by a vote of 244-185.

"We need to repeal this law and get to work on bipartisan health care reform that lowers costs and makes health care more convenient and more affordable," Rep. Schilling said on the floor of the House.




















 



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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