BOST ISSUES VICTORY STATEMENT

MURPHYSBORO, IL– U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement declaring victory in the 12th Congressional District race Tuesday evening:

“I could not be prouder of the campaign we ran – a campaign focused on our record and our positive vision for Southern Illinois. Congratulations to Ray Lenzi and his team for a hard-fought campaign. Serving the people of Southern Illinois in Congress has been the honor of a lifetime, and I thank the people of this district for giving me the honor of representing them for another two years in Congress.”

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Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Endorses Bost

MURPHYSBORO, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police have endorsed his reelection campaign.

“On behalf of the 34,500 plus members statewide, I am proud to announce that the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police has voted unanimously to endorse Mike Bost in his campaign for reelection to the 12th congressional district,” said John Dunning, District 17 Trustee for the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police. “Your unwavering commitment to supporting the men and women of law enforcement has earned you this endorsement.”

“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police,” said Bost. “Our men and women in blue put their lives on the line every day to protect our Southern Illinois communities. At a time when our law enforcement officers are under siege from politicians and activists demanding they be disbanded and defunded, I am, and will always be, proud to stand with them.”

Click here to watch Bost and Dunning announce the endorsement

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Council of Prison Locals Endorses Bost

MURPHYSBORO, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that the Council of Prison Locals C-33 has endorsed his reelection campaign. Council of Prison Locals C-33, a part of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), represents more than 30,000 bargaining unit employees in the United States. The Council is comprised of workers in virtually all levels of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

“Congressman Bost has showed up when it counted, visiting FCI Greenville and USP Marion to see the important work we do and hear firsthand from us about the issues we face, including staffing cuts, augmentation, and proposed cuts to our pay and retirement benefits,” said Shane Fausey, National President of the Council of Prison Locals. “Congressman Bost has had our back, and we want him to know that we have his. In these tough political times, Congressman Bost has been a constant voice for our members, their safety, and their families. For this reason, our Council proudly stands with Congressman Bost and pledges to him the full support of the Council.

“I’m honored to have the support of the Council of Prison Locals,” said Bost. “The work of our Southern Illinois correctional officers is vitally important, and I will continue fighting to ensure they have the resources they need to safely do their jobs.”

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Illinois Education Association Endorses Bost

MURPHYSBORO, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) announced today that his reelection campaign has been endorsed by the Illinois Education Association (IEA), an organization representing 138,000 educators across Illinois.

“Today, I am proud to announce that the Illinois Education Association has endorsed Congressman Mike Bost in this election,” said Kathi Griffin, president of the Illinois Education Association. “Congressman Bost has never hesitated to be a strong voice for our schools and students in the Metro East and in Southern Illinois.”

“Southern Illinois is blessed to have many great teachers and education professionals who’ve been working tirelessly to educate our kids throughout the COVID-19 shutdown,” said Bost. “I’m honored to have the support of the Illinois Education Association and look forward to continuing working together to support Southern Illinois students, teachers, and education professionals.”

Click here to watch Bost and Griffin announce the IEA’s endorsement

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United Mine Workers Endorse Bost

MURPHYSBORO, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) was joined by Bernie Harsy, president of United Mine Workers Local 1825, to announce that Bost’s re-election campaign has been endorsed by the United Mine Workers of America.

“For many years, the United Mine Workers of America struggled to get legislation passed to guarantee health care and pensions for all UMWA pensioners and surviving spouses,”said Bernie Harsy. “Without this legislation, thousands of pensioners and surviving spouses would have lost their pensions and health care due to over 50 coal companies filing for bankruptcy over a period of several years. Congressman Bost played a major role in getting this legislation passed. The United Mine Workers of America would like to thank you for all this hard work and support in getting this legislation passed in December of 2019. Now, no pensioner or surviving spouse will have the threat of losing their health care or pension. The United Mine Workers of America proudly endorse Congressman Bost for the House of Representatives in the Illinois’ 12thCongressional District.”

 “My grandfather was a United Mine Workers union rep,” said Bost.“Mining is in my blood. I’ve helped lead the fight in Congress to protect our miners’ health care and pensions, and I couldn’t be prouder to have the support of the United Mine Workers of America.”

Click here to watch Bost and Harsy announce UMWA’s endorsement

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Postal Unions Endorse Bost

MURPHYSBORO, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that his re-election campaign has been endorsed by the National Association of Letter Carriers and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, two of the most influential postal workers’ unions in America.

“I am proud to be endorsed by the National Association of Letter Carriers and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association,” said Bost. “Time after time, our postal workers deliver for the American people, and it’s important that they have a voice in Congress. That’s why I recently voted to provide $25 billion in emergency funding for postal operations and have consistently fought against planned cuts to postal services, Saturday deliveries, and rural operations. 

“Some candidates run for office relying on political stunts and empty platitudes to try and convince our postal workers that they’ll fight for them. Well, I think actions speak louder than words, and I am proud of the agenda I’ve supported to strengthen the Postal Service.”

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Bost Launches Second TV Ad of 2020 Election Cycle

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

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MIKE BOST:“Folks, they’re at it again.

Nancy Pelosi and her liberal allies are lying and hiding behind ads like these.

They push a radical agenda that includes a government takeover of our healthcare, defunding the police, and ripping jobs from our local economy.

I’ve never wavered in the fight to protect you, our healthcare, our public safety, and our jobs.

I’m Mike Bost and I approve this message because our Southern Illinois values are worth fighting for.” 

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American Federation of Government Employees 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 American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the largest federal employee union in the country representing over 20,000 dues-paying members in the Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan region. 

 “Over 13,000 federal employees call Southern Illinois home,” said Bost. “These public servants have dedicated their careers to serving the American people – from supporting our military, and caring for veterans, to  helping Social Security recipients get the benefits they have earned, or ensuring the safety of the flying public. I’m honored to have the American Federation of Government Employees’ endorsement, and will continue to advocate for the needs of our Southern Illinois federal employees in Congress.”

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Trio of Transportation Unions Back Bost

MURPHYSBORO, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that his re-election campaign has been backed by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the Transport Workers Union (TWU), and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA).

“Essential workers like our  pilots, air traffic controllers, and transportation workers have been on front lines in recent months, ensuring passengers and products make it to their final destination safely during the COVID-19 shutdown,” said Bost.They move our nation forward, and I’m proud to have their support.”

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce 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 U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation and represents the interests of more than 3 million businesses and organizations across the United States.

“In challenging times, we are reminded of the importance of having leaders who understand the genius of the American system of government and free enterprise and who are willing to tackle the hard problems that confront our nation,” said Thomas J. Donohue, CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “Your continued leadership in Congress will benefit the nation as we combat the coronavirus, work to restore economic growth, and expand opportunities for all Americans.”

“As a small business owner, I’ve seen the impact the COVID-19 shutdown has had on our local businesses, with many fighting tooth and nail to survive,” said Bost. ”I am honored to receive the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s endorsement, and will continue working to get our Southern Illinois businesses back on their feet. Working together, we will bounce back stronger than ever.”

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