Democratic congressional candidates Cheri Bustos, running in the 17th
district, and Ilya Sheyman, running in the 10th district, have gained
more endorsements in the final days leading up to the March 20 primary. Bustos picked up endorsements from the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police and former State Rep. Bill Edley, who was in the 95th Illinois General Assembly and represented Fulton and Henderson Counties.
"Some candidates run to be something, others run to do something,” Edley said in a press release. “Cheri is the real thing---an honest, intelligent and committed fighter for working families in the 17th District. Now, more than ever, we need public officials like Cheri with the values, character and common sense approach to governing to get things done in Washington and not play partisan games."
Tea Partier U.S. Rep. Bobby Schilling (R) currently represents the 17th congressional district.
Meanwhile, in the 10th congressional district race, Democratic candidate Ilya Sheyman picked up endorsements from the Sierra Club and United Steelworkers today. The Progressive Change Campaign Committee is the largest fundraiser for the Sheyman campaign, having collected $120,000 for the candidate. U.S. Rep. Bob Dold (R) is the current representative in the 10th district.