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  Schilling announces cancer diagnosis
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Last Editedev  May 21, 2020 04:35pm
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News DateThursday, May 21, 2020 10:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionBobby Schilling, a candidate for Iowa's 2nd Congressional District seat, has announced he was recently diagnosed with cancer, saying he will return to the campaign trail after undergoing surgery.

"I want to assure the voters of the Iowa 2nd District: I’m not quitting. I am confident that we will beat this thing and be back at the campaign in very short order."

Schilling, a businessman who served in Congress representing Illinois' 17th District from 2011 to 2013, lost his bid for a second term to U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Moline, in the Nov. 2012 general election. He challenged Bustos again in the Nov. 2014 general election and lost by nearly 22,000 votes. 
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