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Bustos on Thomson Prison: "I Wouldn't Take No for an Answer"

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Today, Cheri Bustos, candidate for Congress in Illinois 17th Congressional District, once again called on incumbent Congressman Bobby Schilling to stand up to his Republican colleague in the House of Representatives, Congressman Frank Wolf of Virginia, who is the sole reason why the sale of the Thomson Correctional Center continues to hang in the balance.

"If I were representing the 17th Congressional District, I wouldn't take no for an answer from a Virginia Congressman. This is about jobs here in Illinois, and I would be camped out in Rep. Wolf's office until the sale of Thomson prison was final," Bustos said. "It's too bad that with an issue this important to the economy of our region that our Congressman won't push his Republican colleague, and instead, makes up every possible excuse to cover for him and his own inaction."

"I'm running for Congress because Washington is broken and the 17th Congressional District deserves better representation," Bustos said. "We need leadership that reflects our values, places job creation ahead of politics, and is committed to protecting the future for all Americans-young and old."

Cheri Bustos is a working mother with three grown sons and is married to a captain with the Rock Island County Sheriff's Department. Bustos is running to fix Washington's priorities to responsibly cut spending and ensure that middle class families and good jobs come first.


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