Mike Shields

In another sign that the DCCC political gerrymandering efforts in Illinois will backfire, Schilling’s base actually increased with 12,000 more Republican primary voters than the old IL-17. Furthermore, the district has a history of electing Republicans, with Mark Kirk and Bill Brady winning this district with 53% of the vote in 2010.

Voters in this new district, which covers northwestern Illinois, sent a small businessman to Congress for a reason in 2010 and won’t be fooled by politician Cheri Bustos who would be a hardworking taxpayer’s worst nightmare.


Mike Shields

Mike Shields is the Political Director of the NRCC.