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Illinois 17th District - Schilling vs. Bustos


Cheri Bustos

Cheri Bustos (D)*

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Bobby Schilling

Bobby Schilling (R)

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Illinois Snapshot

RCP Ranking: Leans Dem
2014 Key RacesGovernor | Senate | IL-8 | IL-10 | IL-11 | IL-12 | IL-13

----------PAST KEY RACES----------

2012President | IL-8 | IL-10 | IL-11 | IL-12 | IL-13 | IL-17
2010Gov | Sen | IL-8 | IL-10 | IL-11 | IL-14 | IL-17
2008: President | IL-10 | IL-11
2006: Governor | IL-6 | IL-8
2004: President | Senate

Polling Data

PollDateSampleMoEBustos (D)Schilling (R)Spread
Final Results------55.244.8Bustos +10.4
WeAskAmerica9/29 - 9/29953 LV3.25041Bustos +9

Race Analysis

One of the biggest upsets of 2010 came in northwestern Illinois, where pizza restaurant owner Bobby Schilling upset Democratic incumbent Phil Hare. Democrats reacted by effectively reorganizing the district during redistricting; it shed some Republican areas and was extended up to the Democratic core of the City of Rockford.

Schilling lost in 2012 to Cheri Bustos by a surprisingly large margin, but is nevertheless back for another bite at the apple. It would take an awfully big wave for him to win in this D+7 district.