A vote of confidence for Illinois 17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos by her fellow Democrats in the US House: Thursday they chose her to serve as Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee - that means it'll be her job to defend and expand her party's new House majority in the 2020 election.
In her words, "Over the next two years, we will do this by placing a new emphasis on incumbent protection while going on offense in the districts where we came up short this year – we must do both."
During the past two years Congresswoman Bustos raised and gave nearly $3 million to support candidates, and spent many hours recruiting, meeting with, and mentoring them. 16 of these candidates won, helping the party take control of the House.
The East Moline Democrat was first elected to the House from the 17th District in 2012.