Bustos "Honored & Humbled" By Re-Election Win
Rock Island, Ill. - Tonight, Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement after winning re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives:
"I am deeply honored and humbled by the strong showing of support tonight from the hardworking people across our region. I’d like to thank my loving family for their never-ending encouragement and my supporters, volunteers, and staff for their dedication. I’d also like to thank my opponent and his supporters for their passion and commitment to the democratic process.
"I’m proud of what we've been able to accomplish together over the last two years, but we've only just begun. I will continue to fight for the economy of our region and an America that prioritizes the middle class. I will not let up until we achieve equal pay for equal work, and we have to ensure that all workers have a chance to earn a livable wage because no one working full time should live in poverty. I'll continue to fight to protect Social Security and Medicare and stand up for our veterans at every turn.
"I will not give up and I will not back down because Illinois is truly worth fighting for."