Schilling: Looking forward to making pizza again


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Originally Posted Online: Nov. 07, 2012, 12:52 pm
Last Updated: Nov. 07, 2012, 1:37 pm
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EAST MOLINE, Ill. (AP) - Republican Congressman Bobby Schilling says he's looking forward to focusing again on his pizza business after losing a second term.

Democrat Cheri Bustos won in the newly drawn 17th District on Tuesday.

Schilling thanks supporters in a Wednesday statement, saying they ran "one heck of a campaign."

Schilling says the best part of not being a career politician is getting back to work. His family runs Saint Giuseppe's Heavenly Pizza in Moline.

The matchup had been one of the most closely watched in Illinois as Democrats had identified it as an opportunity to pick up a seat in their fight to regain control of the House. They ultimately failed that goal.

Schilling first won office in 2010 with heavy tea party support.

Bustos is a former city council member.














 



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