Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos running for DCCC chair

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WASHINGTON (WIFR) -- Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos looks to build off her recent re-election, running to chair the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Bustos was previously expected to run for assistant democratic leader. She will be running against Denny Heck and Suzan DelBene.

"Having worked extremely hard to help win races across the Heartland, I view this as an opportunity to continue my work while bringing the voice of both a woman and Midwesterner to the leadership table,” Bustos said in a statement.

Bustos won her 2018 election race by 24 points, the largest margin of victory in any of the Trump-districts held by Democrats.