Cheri Bustos

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Several months after first being mentioned as a possible candidate for governor of Illinois, Cheri Bustos has decided against it.

The congresswoman from East Moline and the 17th District Monday said she will run for re-election next year instead.

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U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos is one of a handful of Democrats considering a run for Illinois governor. She says although she was just sworn in for her third term in Congress, she'd give it up to run for governor – if she's the person most likely to beat incumbent Republican Bruce Rauner.  

 

Voters often complain about not having any choices. But Illinois’s 17th district is at least one race with very different candidates:   Incumbent Cheri Bustos  from East Moline and Patrick Harlan of Galesburg.  

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 The top four Democrats on the ballot in the Quad cities are all women, and they appeared on stage together for the Salute To Labor Picnic in Hampton. 

Hillary Clinton is at the top of the pack and running for president.  Representative Tammy Duckworth seeks a U.S. Senate seat, Representative Cheri Bustos looks to keep her congressional seat, and Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza is running for state comptroller.

Duckworth says Clinton's experience as Secretary of State, U.S. Senator and First Lady have prepared her for the presidency.

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Illinois Democrats are working hard to promote awareness of the Republican presidential nominee.

    

Donald Trump polls far behind Hillary Clinton in Illinois.

Many local Republicans are keeping their distance, but Democrats want to push them back together.

At a Democratic meeting today in Springfield, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos linked Trump’s rhetoric with that of Governor Bruce Rauner.

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