Letter: Schilling offers leadership the 17th District needs


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Posted Online: Nov. 01, 2012, 2:29 pm
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How long have Washington insiders been talking about cutting spending and being more responsible?

Actually, for a very long time. But they haven't done anything about it.
Until we elected Bobby Schilling.

Bobby sleeps in his own office to save money, he cut his office budget, and he's leading by example every day.

He's not taking the pension, health care, or any of the other lavish perks that most congressmen use our taxpayer dollars on.

Bobby Schilling is clearly different. He's even returned money to the taxpayers. That's the kind of leadership I'm glad to see from my congressman.
Bobby Schilling has my vote.

Linda Dieterich,
Silvi



















 



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