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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.)

District: 17th District
Political Highlights: East Moline City Council, 2007-11; U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-present
Born: Oct. 17, 1961; East Moline, Ill.
Residence: East Moline
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Husband, Gerry Bustos; three children
Education: Illinois College, attended 1979-81; U. of Maryland, B.A. 1983; U. of Illinois, Springfield, M.A. 1985
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture (General Farm Commodities & Risk Management; Livestock & Foreign Agriculture); Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Highways & Transit)

Election History
2014generalCheri Bustos (D) 110,56055.5
Bobby Schilling (R) 88,78544.5
2012generalCheri Bustos (D) 153,51953.3
Bobby Schilling (R) 134,62346.7
Eric Reyes (WRI) 100.0
Joe Faber (WRI) 90.0
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Illinois Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D) is 55th.


Illinois is 16th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@RepCheri)

Rep. Cheri Bustos has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.