Bost Endorsed by United Mine Workers Union

Murphysboro, IL—Today, U.S. Rep. Mike Bost received the endorsement of the National Council of Coal Miners Political Action Committee (COMPAC), the political arm of the United Mine Workers of America.

“We very much appreciate the support Congressman Bost has given both active and retired coal miners and their families, especially in such difficult times as the coal industry is experiencing today,” said UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts.  “His strong voice in support of our members is an inspiration to us all.”

“My grandfather served as president of United Mine Workers Local 1457 nearly half a century ago; mining is in my blood,” said Bost.  “I understand the important work generations of Southern Illinois miners have put into powering our nation.  I am proud to have their support, and I will always fight for them in Washington.”

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 evan@bostforcongress.com.

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Mike Bost to Officially Launch Re-Election Bid: Will visit all 12 counties during kickoff.

Murphysboro, IL—Today, U.S. Rep. Mike Bost began his reelection campaign by launching a three day, 12 county tour of the 12th District.  Bost began the day with a rally at Lincoln-Douglas Square in Alton, and will meet with Veterans in Belleville, tour a local business in Steelville, and host a meet and greet in Waterloo before wrapping the day with an open house at his campaign headquarters in Fairview Heights.

“This three day tour is not just to launch our campaign, it’s a way to say thank you to the friends and supporters who have been with me every step of the way.,” Bost said.  “It’s truly been remarkable how our team has grown and I am proud of the relationships that have developed in all 12 counties.  I am going to keep working hard to earn the trust of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents across this district because that’s the only way I know.”

WHAT:  Bost for Congress Campaign Open House

WHEN:  Tuesday, February 16th @ 7pm CT

WHERE:  Campaign Headquarters, 1923 W US Hwy 50 in Fairview Heights

CONTACT:  For media inquiries, contact Evan Handy at 405-570-8665 or evan@bostforcongress.com.

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Mike Bost Files for Re-Election

Murphysboro, IL—Today, U.S. Rep. Mike Bost submitted 3,121 signatures to become a candidate for re-election in Illinois’ 12th Congressional District. Bost’s campaign, which received petitions from every county in the district, far exceeded the 746 needed to qualify as a candidate.

“I am humbled by the support I’ve received from those who want me to serve them again in Congress,” Bost said. “Over 3,000 individuals signed petitions from every county in the district. This overwhelming support reflects that Republicans, Democrats, and Independents believe in what we are doing to serve Southern Illinois.”

“I was elected to fight for jobs, support a strong national defense, and stand up for our way of life in Southern Illinois. I am very thankful to the many supporters willing to send me back to Washington to continue our mission—serving as their voice in Congress.”

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, contact Evan Handy at 405-570-8665 or evan@bostforcongress.com.

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