DES MOINES, Iowa – On Monday, House Freedom Caucus founder U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, endorsed his former colleague Bobby Schilling in the Republican primary in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District on June 2nd.
“Now more than ever, it is vital to get reinforcements in Congress to help defend President Trump and promote our conservative solutions to the challenges our country faces. We need Bobby Schilling back in Congress working with us again,” Jordan said in a released statement.
“I appreciate the support from Congressman Jim Jordan. Jim is one of the best conservatives we have in Congress — someone who President Trump has repeatedly counted on during his time in Washington. Getting his endorsement means the world to me. I look forward to joining him in the Freedom Caucus next year,” Schilling said in response.
Schilling represented Illinois’ 17th Congressional District from 2011 to 2013. He lost re-election in 2012 to Cheryl Bustos and ran unsuccessfully in 2014 to regain his seat. He is one of five Republicans running for the party’s nomination in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District.
In 2016, he built a house and moved to Le Claire. He owns Saint Giuseppe’s Heavenly Pizza with three locations in Illinois, with a fourth opening in Camanche, Iowa, soon. Schilling also runs an economic development consulting business helping to bring foreign investment into the United States, with one of his primary clients being the NFL Hall of Fame. Schilling and his wife, Christie, have ten children and 14 grandchildren. They attend Our Lady of the River Catholic Church in Le Claire.