NRA Endorses Bost for Re-Election

MURPHYSBORO, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that his re-election campaign has been endorsed by the National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund.

“Southern Illinois has a proud sporting heritage; and law abiding gun owners understand that firearms also play a role in keeping our families safe,” said Bost. “As a gun owner and sportsman, I am honored to receive the endorsement of the National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund and will continue to support your Second Amendment rights in Congress.”

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Bost Launches First Television Ad of 2020 Campaign

O’FALLON, IL – Mike Bost for Congress released its first television ad of the 2020 election cycle, titled “This Year.” The ad will run on cable networks districtwide, which includes the St. Louis and Paducah television markets.

MIKE BOST: “China unleashed this pandemic that knocked us off our stride.

We fought back with expanded testing and protective equipment for healthcare workers to strengthen our communities.

But we didn’t stop there.

We provided emergency support to small business and unemployment relief to our working families.

That’s our American spirit, that’s what we do: we come together and we fight on.

I’m Mike Bost and I approve this message because I’ll always protect Southern Illinois.”

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National Right to Life Endorses Bost for Re-Election

MURPHYSBORO, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that his re-election campaign has been endorsed by the National Right to Life.

“You are a strong advocate for life,” said Carol Tobias, President of the National Right to Life. “This endorsement reflects your commitment to strengthening a culture of life throughout our nation and in the U.S. House. We look forward to continuing our important work with you to protect the most vulnerable members of the human family – unborn children, the medically dependent, and persons with disabilities, whose lives are threatened by abortion or euthanasia.”

“Our nation is only as strong as our willingness to protect the weakest and most vulnerable among us,” said Bost. “Throughout my time in Congress, I have fought to eliminate taxpayer funding for abortion and have fought to preserve pro-life health care providers’ rights of conscience. I am honored to have the endorsement of the National Right to Life.”

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Illinois Farm Bureau Endorses Bost for Re-Election

MURPHYSBORO, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that he has received the “Friend of Agriculture” Award and the endorsement of the Illinois Farm Bureau ACTIVATOR.

 “Agriculture is the foundation of our Southern Illinois economy,” said Bost. “As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, I am honored to receive the Friend of Agriculture Award and the endorsement of the Illinois Farm Bureau. From passing the USMCA to open up foreign markets for American products, to working to expand rural broadband, to supporting the Renewable Fuel Standard, Southern Illinois farmers,  producers, and their families have a fighter on their side.”

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National Federation of Independent Business Endorses Bost for Re-Election

MURPHYSBORO, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced his reelection campaign has been endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).

“As small businesses face extraordinary challenges due to COVID-19, your election is critical now more than ever,” said Sharon Sussin, National Political Director for the National Federation of Independent Business. “We look forward to working with you as we navigate this crisis, and on the issues most important to small businesses in your district — taxes, regulations, and health care. We are excited about what your candidacy means for small business voters and we are eager to support it.”

“As a small business owner, I am honored to announce our campaign has been endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Business,” said Bost. “Our Southern Illinois small businesses and their employees were hit hard by the COVID-19 shutdown and I will continue working to get them the support they need to come back stronger than ever.”

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Southern and Central Illinois District Council of LiUNA Endorses Bost for Re-Election

MURPHYSBORO, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced his reelection campaign has been endorsed by the Southern and Central Illinois District Council of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA).

“I can’t think of a more qualified person to represent us in Congress,” said Clint Taylor, Southern and Central Illinois District Council Business Manager. On behalf of the 10,000 members of the Southern and Central Illinois District Council, we are proudly endorsing you for reelection to Congress in the 12th congressional district.”

“Working men and women help make America the most vibrant economic engine in the world,” said Bost. “I couldn’t be prouder to announce our campaign has been endorsed by the Southern and Central Illinois District Council of the Laborers’ International Union. I look forward to continuing to stand arm-in-arm with the dedicated workers of LiUNA.”

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The Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois Endorse Bost for Re-Election

MURPHYSBORO, IL – The Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois (AFFI) today announced its endorsement of U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) for re-election. AFFI represents over 15,000 professional firefighters in 224 communities across Illinois.

“As a former IAFF member, Mike Bost understands what it means to be a firefighter,” said Chuck Sullivan, AFFI President. “As a State Representative, he was a staunch advocate for our profession, and as a Congressman he continues to strongly support all of the issues that matter to us.”

 “As a former firefighter, I am honored and humbled to receive the support of the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois,”  said Bost. “I am grateful for my Southern Illinois firefighter brothers and sisters and their unwavering dedication to the safety of their communities, especially during these tough times. They put their lives on the line every day, and I am honored to stand shoulder to shoulder with them.”

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Bost Declares Victory

MURPHYSBORO – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement Tuesday evening:

“I’m incredibly proud of the campaign we put together. We fought hard, focused on the issues, and always made Southern Illinois values our top priority. I congratulate Brendan Kelly on a hard-fought campaign. It’s the honor of a lifetime serving Southern Illinois in our nation’s capital, and I’m looking forward to doing so for another term.” 

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Brendan Kelly: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Hypocrite Brendan Kelly is at it again. He’s once again relying on the extreme liberal wing of his party to fund his campaign. This time he’s enlisted the help of Senator Elizabeth Warren, who wants to abolish ICE and implement socialized medicine.

“Brendan Kelly is a wolf in sheep’s clothing,” said Dustin Rhodes, Campaign Manager for Mike Bost. “Despite casting himself as a moderate, he’s relying on the extreme liberal wing of his party to fund his campaign. From environmental activists in Oregon to the face of the ‘resistance,’ Senator Elizabeth Warren, Brendan Kelly is telling Southern Illinoisans lies while liberal extremists bankroll his campaign.”

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When St. Clair County Women Said, “Me Too,” Brendan Kelly Said, “So What?”

Brendan Kelly’s abysmal record of protecting victims of sexual assault was exposed yet again this week, as KSDK detailed the 2017 case of a St. Clair County sheriff’s deputy who twice raped a woman in Cahokia. When Brendan Kelly had the opportunity to deliver justice for the victim, he instead issued two “official misconduct” charges that carry an embarrassing sentence of two to five years.

“Time after time, Brendan Kelly has proven that he can’t be trusted to protect victims of sexual assault,” said Dustin Rhodes, campaign manager for Mike Bost. “This is just another example of Mr. Kelly letting a violent predator off with a slap on the wrist. He’s failed to do his job, but now he wants a promotion. When Southern Illinois women said, ‘Me too,’ Brendan Kelly said, ‘So what?’”

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