Knowlegis Power Rankings: Rep. Hare Ranked 404th Out of 435 in Effectiveness

From the Schilling for Congress campaign (17th District)….

Schilling: “We need better representation in Washington.”

EAST MOLINE, IL–The Knowlegis Power Rankings, perhaps the most well-known rating system for Representatives and Senators, ranked Rep. Phil Hare 404th out of 435 House members in terms of effectiveness. Knowlegis rates each member of Congress based on various criteria including position, indirect influence, legislative activity, and earmarks. These criteria combine to form a power score that demonstrates the power and effectiveness of each individual.

Bobby Schilling, candidate for Congress in the Illinois 17th District, said that Rep. Hare has disappointed the people he represents by providing poor constituent service and by voting in lock-step with Nancy Pelosi.

“There’s no excuse for this type of lousy representation,” Schilling said. “Rep. Hare is a majority party second term Congressman, yet he has brought very little back to the 17th District. It’s bad enough he’s voting against the will of the people he represents, but he’s also done a poor job in terms of constituent services. The people of this district need someone who will fight for them, and I intend to be that type of representative next year.”

Schilling said that he doesn’t shy away from competition. He finished his last full year at Prudential Insurance Company ranked 315 out of 13,500 agents. He intends to be a very effective Congressman ranked towards the top of future Knowlegis Power Rankings.

“I live for this type of thing,” Schilling said. “When I’m elected to Washington, I will work around the clock to provide constituent services that are second to none. I’m going to get the job done for the people of the 17th District.”

Schilling, a native of Rock Island, graduated from Alleman High School and attended Black Hawk College. Schilling, a local business owner, is the Republican candidate for the 17th Congressional District in Illinois. Bobby is running on a platform of bringing jobs and real representation back to the 17th District. Earlier this year, Schilling conducted a 34-city “Bob’s for Jobs” tour, where he met with voters and employers all across the 17th District.

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