17th Congressional District Forum

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- One week from today voters head to the polls and WIFR continues our efforts to help you learn more about the candidates on the ballot.

Last night Bobby Schilling visited the studio for a live candidate's forum. The one term Congressman is running in the 17th District against Democratic challenger Cheri Bustos. Schilling answered your questions about healthcare, jobs. bipartisanship and the deficit. Schilling also told Mike and Tina that he is against a plan to reduce postal service from six to five days.

"They always want to come in and attack the letter carriers themselves. Where a lot of the problem is up at the top. And I think if we take a look at that and then if it comes down to where you've got to go to five days. But I don't think that we should take that day away unless we really really have to. But I think with all the heavy hitters at the top of the postal service. That's where we have to start," Schilling said.

You can find all parts of last night’s debate here as well as last week’s forum with Cheri Bustos. To review all of our debates with the various candidates from the political races, check out the video player on the right side of our Politics page.


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