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Bustos gets nod from Farm Bureau

Published: Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
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(Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com)
U.S. Sen. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, speaks during a news conference Monday at Thomson Correctional Center. Bustos on Friday was endorsed in her re-election bid by the Illinois Farm Bureau.

The Illinois Farm Bureau on Friday endorsed the re-election of U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline.

Bustos, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, also won the Friend of Agriculture Award for her support of Illinois farmers and producers, according to a news release from the candidate.

Bustos is the only member from the state’s congressional delegation with a 100 percent voting record with the Illinois Farm Bureau, the release said.

Bustos represents the 17th Congressional District, which includes Whiteside and Carroll counties.

Former Rep. Bobby Schilling, R-Colona, is challenging Buston in the Nov. 4 election.

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