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Jobs and voter turnout are focus of Illinois candidates

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO – Candidates in Illinois’ closely-watched U.S. House races are mainly focused on jobs and voter turnout on the day before the election.

Republican Congressmen Bobby Schilling rallied around workers Monday with his “Bob’s for Jobs” tour in west-central Illinois.

His Democratic opponent Cheri Bustos planned to meet with workers on the verge of losing their jobs in Freeport.

Around Chicago, jobs were a main talking point for Republican Congressman Bob Dold as he hosted a town hall meeting with manufacturing workers.

His Democratic challenger, Brad Schneider, said jobs were a top concern as he crisscrossed the district.

– Wire report

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