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VIDEO: Schock Stumps for Moore

1 year, 9 months ago Bryan Nichols

Congressman headlines fundraiser for Mayoral candidate

18th District Congressman Aaron Schock made an appearance in Quincy last night. Schock was headlining a fundraiser for Republican Mayoral candidate Kyle Moore at Spring Lake Country Club.

During the fundraiser, Schock, the youngest member in Congress, said that he had known Moore since he was his Adams County coordinator in his first bid for Congress and was impressed with the effort and hard work he had displayed. He encouraged those in attendance to financially support Moore as much as they could. He said that plenty of union money would make its way into the campaign coffers of Moore’s opponent, incumbent Democratic Mayor John Spring, and that not allowing that money to drown out Moore’s message would be important.

Schock said that he has worked with Mayor Spring and he was a fine man but “being a fine man doesn’t mean you deserve to be re-elected.”

Schock took questions from the media prior to the event. Many of the questions centered on his potential gubernatorial run.

He said the problems in the state of Illinois come as a result of a lack of leadership.

“I come back from Washington D.C. every weekend and have been shocked with the lack of leadership in Springfield, “ Schock said, “Governor Quinn has been in Springfield for 30 years and at some point, you have to lead, follow or get out of the way."

He said that, in spite of being in a safe district and serving on powerful House committees, he is “weighing where he could do the most good.”

“I’m in a position to do good federally, but I continue to see Illinois go in the wrong direction. I see my constituents being put out of work, businesses that are leaving our state, not for Mexico or China but Indiana and Wisconsin. I know I can continue in Congress, I can continue to do work there but my constituents won’t benefit from my work if we have an ever-shrinking economic pie in the state…Whether I run or I get behind someone else who can run, I am adamant that we need to find someone who can win the governorship because we need to change.”

He suggested last week to Chicago media that other potential candidates should think about not running. Schock said he isn’t one to tell anybody they can’t run.

“All I’m suggesting is for some people to run the same kinds of campaigns over and over with the same candidates, I think it’s fair to say ‘what’s going to be different about it this time.’ I think the activists, volunteers and the donors need to take a look at the candidates that are exploring this now and make a decision who they want to get behind so there can be some coalescing behind a candidate.”

However, Schock said that shouldn’t be a party decision.

Congressman Schock has also taken heat recently for his yes vote on the recent “fiscal cliff” bill. Radio and television advertisements aired in the last month locally and around the 18th district claiming he voted for a tax increase, referring to the increase in the payroll tax that occurred when the temporary cut expired.

He was unapologetic on the issue.

“There is going to be no perfect bill as long as you have divided government. We had an opportunity to extend 99% of the Bush era tax cuts permanently for every American and small business. Did it do the cuts and spending reform that we need to work on? No, and those are areas we still need to work on, but I thought overall it was a good bill.”


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