Bustos unseats Schilling to win 17th District race
Bustos: ‘I’m honored that people ... felt that I’m worthy’
STERLING – Democrat Cheri Bustos said Tuesday that she has no regrets about the campaign that won her election as 17th District’s congresswoman.
After a hard-fought, often contentious battle, Bustos, a former East Moline alderwoman, unseated freshman U.S. Rep. Bobby Schilling, R-Colona.
In Whiteside County, with 98.36 percent of precincts reporting, Bustos won 11,194 votes, or 52.8 percent, to Schilling’s 9972 votes, or 47.04 percent.
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