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Esther King Campaigns Close to Home

Michelle O'Neill
Esther King (R) listens to a couple of people at City Limits in Rock Island, IL.

Republican East Moline Attorney, Esther King, is spending at least part of her holidays talking with voters.

On Friday, the Congressional candidate in Illinois' 17th House District held a meet and greet at a bar and restaurant called City Limits in Rock Island. 

King says the trade war with China is necessary and that voters she's talked with agree. 

King is also concerned about access to higher education, since she's currently paying off her own college loans. She wants to make it more affordable without burdening students with high debt. King also says it's a mistake to push all high school students to earn four-year college degrees, saying jobs in the trades and other areas are in demand and provide fulfilling careers.

Two other republicans are running against King in the 17th Congressional District, Bill Fawell and Eugene Farrell. 

Incumbent House Democrat Cheri Bustos will face Spanky Edwards in the March primary.

Officially, Michelle's title for 28 years was WVIK News Editor. She did everything there is to do in the newsroom and whatever was needed around the radio station. She also served as Acting News Director from September 2023 - January 2024.
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