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Schilling voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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Schilling voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
  
 
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==Elections==

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Robert T. Schilling
Robert T. Schilling.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Illinois, District 17
PartyRepublican
Prior offices
U.S. House, Illinois, District 17
January 3, 2011-2013
Education
High schoolAlleman Catholic High School
Bachelor'sBlack Hawk College
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 23, 1964
Place of birthRock Island, Illinois
ProfessionRestaurant Owner
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Robert T. Schilling campaign logo
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Robert Todd "Bobby" Schilling (b. in Rock Island, Illinois on January 23, 1964) is a Republican candidate for the United States House of Representatives in the 2014 elections. He is running in the 17th congressional district of Illinois.[1]

Schilling previously was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois' 17th congressional district.

In the 2012 election, Schilling ran unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012, but was defeated in the general election.[2] According to a March 2012 article in Roll Call, Schilling was one of the top 10 most vulnerable incumbents.[3]

Biography

Schilling was born and raised in Rock Island, Illinois. He graduated from Alleman Catholic High School and attended Black Hawk College. [4]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House of Representatives

2011-2012

Schilling served on the following committees:[5]

Issues

Campaign themes

According to Schilling's website, his campaign themes included:

  • Social Security: "We have a moral obligation to defend these programs from the growing risk of insolvency."
  • Healthcare: "We need health care reform. We do not need a government takeover of the entire health care system."
  • Jobs: "Responsible government can play an important role in job creation by working to create an environment that encourages long-term private sector growth. An irresponsible government stymies growth by imposing an oppressive culture of overtaxation and overregulation, encouraging small businesses to downsize at a time when we desperately need jobs."[6]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Schilling voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[7]

Elections

2014

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2014

Schilling is running for election to the U.S. House, representing the 17th congressional district of Illinois.[1] He is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary. Incumbent Cheri Bustos, who defeated Schilling for the seat in 2012, is seeking re-election on the Democratic ticket. The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Illinois' 17th congressional district elections, 2012

Schilling lost to Democrat Cheri Bustos in the 2012 general election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 17th District.[8]

Schilling ran unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012. Cheri Bustos defeated candidates Greg Aguilar and George Gaulrapp in the Democratic primary.[2] Schilling was defeated by Democratic challenger Bustos in the general election on November 6, 2012. Schilling was considered a vulnerable incumbent.[9]

U.S. House, Illinois District 17 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCheri Bustos 53.3% 153,519
     Republican Bobby Schilling Incumbent 46.7% 134,623
     Independent Eric Reyes 0% 10
Total Votes 288,152
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

Push for bipartisanship

In the run up to the election, many republicans are trying to show that they are bipartisan and willing to work with Democrats. Schilling, on the campaign trail, has been praising a Democrat representative of Iowa, trying to show that he is all for bipartisanship in Congress. In a recent poll conducted by the New York Times and CBS news, results found that nearly 44% of Americans blamed Republicans for the deadlock in Congress. Republicans are trying to hold on to their districts with showing themselves to be more bipartisan.[10]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Schilling won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Phil Hare (D) and Roger K. Davis (Green) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 17th Congressional District, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert T. Schilling 52.6% 104,583
     Democratic Phil Hare 43% 85,454
     Green Roger K. Davis 4.5% 8,861
Total Votes 198,898

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Schilling's reports.[12]

Bobby Schilling (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]4/13/2013$39,711.19$0.00$(19,039.96)$20,671.23
July Quarterly[14]7/14/2013$20,671.23$0.00$(5,909.79)$14,761.44
Running totals
$0$(24,949.75)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Schilling's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Schilling lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Schilling's campaign committee raised a total of $2,537,300 and spent $2,507,348.[15]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Schilling's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Schilling won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Schilling's campaign committee raised a total of $1,103,009 and spent $1,093,250 .[16]

U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 17th Congressional District, 2010 - Bobby Schilling Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,103,009
Total Spent $1,093,250
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $1,364,578
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $1,759,078
Top contributors to Bobby Schilling's campaign committee
Caterpillar Inc$15,800
Cintas Corp$14,200
General Grind & Machine$9,850
Deere & Co$7,750
Knapheide Manufacturing$7,133
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$99,045
Leadership PACs$89,301
Health Professionals$38,659
Candidate Committees$30,405
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$29,350

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Schilling was a "centrist Republican follower".[17]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Schilling paid his congressional staff a total of $695,577 in 2011. He ranked 10th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 12th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Illinois ranked 46th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[18]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Schilling's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $487,008 and $1,489,998. That averages to $988,503, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[19]

National Journal vote ratings

2011

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Schilling ranked 185th in the conservative rankings.[20]

Voting with party

2013

Robert T. Schilling voted with the Republican Party 91% of the time, which ranked 159 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[21]

Recent news

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Personal

Schilling has been married to his wife Christie for over 25 years and together they have 10 children: Terry, Aaron, Levi, Joe, Isabel, Rachel, Olivia, Sam, Sophia, and Anthony. [4]

External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roll Call "Schilling announces comeback bid" Accessed July 9, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 ABC News 7 "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012
  3. Roll Call "Top 10 Vulnerable: Targets on Their Backs," March 16, 2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Bobby Schilling' "Meet Bobby" Accessed November 3, 2011
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Congressman Bobby Schilling "Committees" Accessed November 3, 2011
  6. Re-Eclect Bobby, "Issues," Accessed October 4, 2012
  7. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  8. Quad-City Times "Hare rules out another run for Congress" Accessed December 15, 2011
  9. New York Times "House Ratings" Accessed October 3
  10. The New York Times, "Some Republicans Try Out a New Campaign Theme: Bipartisanship," September 15, 2012
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
  12. Federal Election Commission "Bobby Schilling 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 29, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission "April Quarterly" Accessed July 30, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" Accessed July 30, 2013
  15. OpenSecrets "2012 Election" Accessed March 23, 2013
  16. Open Secrets "John Kerry 2008 Election Cycle," Accessed October 2011
  17. Gov Track "Robert “Bobby” Schilling" Accessed April 20, 2012
  18. LegiStorm "Bobby Schilling"
  19. OpenSecrets.org, "Schilling, (R-Illinois), 2010"
  20. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  21. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Phil Hare
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois, District 17
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Cheri Bustos (D)