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Vice President Joe Biden Endorses Congresswoman Cheri Bustos

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Congresswoman Cheri Bustos has picked up a pretty important endorsement in her bid for a third term as U.S. Representative from the 17th District.

Vice President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he has endorsed Bustos, an East Moline Democrat.

Biden cited her strong commitment to veterans, job creation and protecting Medicare and Social Security when he declared the people in Illinois' 17th District have a tough leader in Congress fighting for them.

“I'm proud to support Cheri Bustos, who has always made growing our economy and creating jobs her top priority in Congress,” Vice President Biden said. “Cheri Bustos is a champion for the hardworking families of Illinois, and is tirelessly fighting to keep manufacturing jobs in the U.S. and making sure that our workers have the skills they need to compete in the global economy. She will continue to work to protect the Social Security and Medicare benefits our seniors deserve and to make sure our nation's veterans have access to timely, high-quality health care and good paying jobs.

“Illinois families have a common sense, tough leader in Cheri Bustos, and I know she will continue to have their backs in Washington.”

Said Bustos, “No one has worked harder on behalf of middle-class families than Vice President Joe Biden, and I’m honored to have his endorsement in this election. “Our region faces tough challenges, and we need strong, effective leadership in Congress. Whether it’s boosting our manufacturing industry, fighting for our family farmers or ensuring our veterans receive the care they’ve earned, I will continue delivering results for the hardworking families in our region.”

Bustos serves on the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

She is opposed by Galesburg Republican Patrick Harlan.