U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos of Downstate Illinois wants to lead Democrats’ national congressional campaign efforts

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On the heels of Democrats’ Election Day victories giving them control of the U.S. House, Rep. Cheri Bustos of East Moline announced on Friday she’ll seek to run the national party’s congressional campaign arm.

Bustos on Tuesday won re-election to a fourth term in her northeastern Illinois district and has gained national attention as a Democrat who has had success in an area that can lean Republican.

Now, she says she’ll run to head the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the national group that helps candidates get elected to the House.

“I’m running for this leadership position because, as someone who comes from a district that voted for Donald Trump, I live and breathe this every day of my Congressional career,” Bustos said in a statement. “The most effective way I can improve the lives of hardworking Americans is by helping secure our new Democratic Majority.”

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November 10, 2018 at 03:45AM

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