MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) – With her relelection bid aside, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, (D) Ill., noticed something she liked seeing on the 2016 General Election ballot. She spoke to us right after she voted at the Western Illinois University riverfront campus in Moline. Bustos said it’s remarkable how many women candidates were on her precinct ballot.
” The top four names on the ballot that I just cast were women. First time in history, I’ve been able to do that and first time in history that anybody in this region has been able to do something like that. And, as I was working my way through, marking the little circles, I realized that of the 17 people on the ballot, the 17 races on the ballet, eleven of them had women candidates,” said Bustos.
She is being challenged by Republican newcomer Patrick Harlan in the 17th Congressional District race.