Bobby Schilling

Iowa Legislature

An experienced candidate in southeast Iowa has decided to run again for Congress. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports Republican State Senator Mariannette Miller-Meeks from Ottumwa is running again for the Second District seat in the US House.

On Midwest Week, even though the presidential campaigns are well underway in Iowa, candidates in the important state races are just getting started.

Schilling for Congress

He's a familiar face in politics but now he lives in a different state. On Monday, former Illinois Congressman Bobby Schilling announced his candidacy for Iowa's Second District seat in Congress. 

Voters often complain about not having any choices between candidates. But there is at least one race with very different candidates to choose from - that's in Illinois' 17th congressional district between Cheri Bustos from East Moline and Patrick Harlan of Galesburg.

Jack Boccarossa and Patrick Harlan

        One of the key races for Illinois republicans in the March 15th primary will be for Congress in the 17th District.        Herb Trix reports.

The Illinois primary will be held next Tuesday. 

Who's to blame for American jobs moving overseas? That was one of the main topics last night in a debate between 17th district Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and republican challenger Bobby Schilling.