The GOP’s hope to unseat Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos now rests with Bill Fawell. He’s a real estate broker and author from Galena. Galesburg businessman Mark Kleine withdrew from the race last week. Fawell says he’s looking forward to carrying the torch for Republicans in the 17th Congressional District. He tells WRMJ the foundation of his campaign is the Constitution.
When asked if he identifies himself as a Trump Republican or establishment Republican, he responded by saying he labels himself as a Midwest 17th District Republican.