MURPHYSBORO, IL – Rep. Mike Bost announced today that Cairo mayor Tyrone Coleman has endorsed his re-election to Congress. Coleman, an independent, cited Bost’s commitment to strengthening Alexander County and repairing the Len Small levee as reasons for his support.
“As the mayor of Cairo, I have worked extensively with Mike Bost on our community’s recovery from the New Year’s flood,” said Coleman. “As an independent voter, I appreciate that he doesn’t care which party you’re from; he only cares about helping people. Mike works hard and he’s been there for us, and for that reason I am proud to endorse him for re-election.”
“Mayor Coleman has been a leader for a city beset by hard times,” said Bost. “I appreciate his support and look forward to continuing our work together to strengthen the city of Cairo and ensure its residents receive the help they need. Mayor Coleman and I understand this isn’t about politics, it’s about helping people.”
Bost traveled to Alexander County on Monday to visit with Coleman and tour the levee.
MURPHYSBORO, IL – Rep. Mike Bost announced today he has received an “A rating” and an endorsement from the National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund.
“Mike Bost is an unwavering Second Amendment advocate with a strong record of standing up for the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens,” said Chris Cox, the NRA’s Legislative Director. “While serving in the Illinois House of Representatives, Mike tirelessly championed pro-gun legislation, including the right of Illinoisans to carry a concealed firearm. Most recently, Bost stood up to the Obama administration’s efforts to push their gun control agenda. We can trust Mike Bost to defend our constitutional freedoms.”
“As a gun owner and a sportsman, I am proud to receive the endorsement of the NRA’s Political Victory Fund,” said Bost. “Law-abiding gun owners in Southern Illinois understand the important role that firearms play in keeping families safe and helping preserve our region’s proud sporting heritage.”
Murphysboro, IL – U.S. Rep. Mike Bost released the second television advertisement in his re-election campaign for Illinois’ 12th Congressional District, titled “Belleville Boot.” The ad, narrated by Belleville Boot Company President Mark Ferguson, highlights Bost’s successful efforts to stop a federal rule change that would have made it more difficult for the company to compete with big corporations for supplying boots to our men and women in uniform.
“When Washington politicians tried to change the rules and put big businesses ahead of a Southern Illinois job creator, I went down to the House floor and helped stop them,” said Bost. “Because we were successful, Belleville Boot Company will remain one of the largest providers of military boots in the nation. That’s the type of positive result that hardworking Southern Illinois families deserve.”
To view “Belleville Boot,” please click here.
Transcript, 30 seconds:
FERGUSON: “Belleville is a family owned small business. We’re the oldest and leading manufacturer of boots for the US military. The large billion dollar companies were trying to bully the small businesses and eliminate our ability to win contracts. Mike Bost went right to work for us. As a marine he’s pretty ferocious. He attacked the problem right away and he got it resolved. We’re going to be able to win more contracts now and we’re going to employee more people in this area. When you need a fighter, you need someone like Mike Bost in your corner.”
BOST: “I’m Mike Bost and I approve this message.”
Murphysboro, IL – U.S. Rep. Mike Bost released the first television advertisement in his re-election campaign for Illinois’ 12th Congressional District, titled “Stand Up.” The ad will begin running with 500 points this week in the Metro East media market.
“I was proud to feature my grandchildren in our first ad because I believe this campaign is about the future,” said Bost. “We must cut wasteful spending, reduce the debt, and lower the tax burden for working families if we’re going to strengthen the world our kids and grandkids will inherit. I look forward to continuing to stand up for Southern Illinois’ future and ensure our young people inherit a better world than the generation before them.”
Murphysboro, IL—Today, U.S. Rep. Mike Bost announced his campaign raised over $330,000 in the second quarter and has over $1,041,000 cash-on-hand.
“The strength of our fundraising operation proves our message of more jobs and less government is resonating,” Bost said. “I am humbled by the outpouring of support I’ve received from hundreds of friends and neighbors across Southern Illinois. It’s exciting to see the momentum we’re generating as the campaign season heats up.”
Murphysboro, IL – Congressman Mike Bost announced his Job Creator Coalition at a breakfast on Monday, May 16th, in O’Fallon. This coalition, a group of business owners formed in support of the campaign, comprises 30 small business owners across the 12th district. You can see this list of names here.
“As a former small business owner myself, I know that these companies are the lifeblood of the Southern Illinois’ economy,” said Bost. “I am proud to have these hardworking men and women, regardless of whether President Obama believes they built their companies or not. I am fighting for a pro-jobs agenda in Congress of lower taxes and less regulation because that’s the only way for America to meet its full potential in a competitive global marketplace.”
Mike Bost has earned the support of national pro-business groups such as the US Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), because of his pro-jobs record. He is running to limit government regulation and fight for lower taxes so working families in Illinois can thrive.
First elected in 2014, Mike Bost represents Illinois’ 12th Congressional District in the United States Congress. A retired U.S. Marine and former firefighter, Mike and his wife Tracy own a business in their hometown of Murphysboro, IL.
For more information or to schedule an interview, call Evan Handy at 405-570-8665 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following is a list of business owners supporting Mike Bost’s re-election:
John Odle- Franklin County
David Green- Franklin County
Greg Woodlard- Franklin County
Shaun Mulroney- Jackson County
Cynthia Boester- Jackson County
Keith Klaine- Jackson County
Gary and Jane Tretter- Jackson County
Pete Polete- Jackson County
Philip Alvis- Jackson County
Whitney O’Daniel- Jackson County
Oren Coffer- Jackson County
Thomas Miller- Jackson County
Lane Harvey- Jefferson County
Charles West- Madison County
Dale Ferguson- Madison County
James Nativi- Madison County
Walter Mohr- Perry County
Rudy Rice- Perry County
James Honey- Pulaski County
Ronald White- Randolph County
Mark Meyerhoff- Randolph County
Larry Kraft- St. Clair County
Steve Baehr- St. Clair County
Steven Gray- St. Clair County
Matt Smallheer- St. Clair County
Paul Evans- St. Clair County
William Kuzma- St. Clair County
Len Glover- St. Clair County
Ron Osman- Williamson County
Winston Throgmorton- Williamson County