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U.S. Reps. Bustos And Kinzinger Tackle The Midterms

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Two northern Illinois members of Congress are gearing up for the November elections.  

16th District Republican Adam Kinzinger and 17th District Democrat Cheri Bustos are fighting to keep their seats this fall.  Kinzinger is facing off against Rockford lawyer Sara Dady, and says there is energy on both sides.  

 

"I feel very strongly about holding the Senate, maybe gaining some seats, and I think the House is certainly in play."

 

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U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger

Meanwhile, Bustos is challenged by Republican Bill Fawell. She stressed that the election is less than 60 days away. 

 

“I guess if anything, if there’s a message I have for people, it’s make sure you get out and vote, no matter what your party is.  Don’t sit this one out. We have too much at stake."

 

Both representatives made these comments at a press event in Rockford announcing a grant for a Family Justice Center.