PEORIA -- Campaign advertisments are kicking into high gear. Chances are you're seeing a lot of Republican incumbent Bobby Schilling and Democrat Cheri Bustos.
The two are facing off for the 17th District Congressional seat, and there are advertisments airing right now that direct intense criticism at both candidates.
We spoke with both of them today. They tell us they're proud of their campaigns.
Bustos said, "I'm proud of the campaign we've run. And we're sticking to the issues. Now am I going to point out my opponents voting record, you bet I am, because he needs to be held accountable for the jobs being sent overseas and he's supported policies to send them overseas."
Schilling said, "There's going to be some ads we cannot control they're outside groups but the ones we have are going to be factual. For example, our opponent is against free trade which greatly helps out John Deere and Caterpillar and the farmers of this district. But yet she's willing to invest in overseas companies who are trying to come in and caputure companies here in the United States."
Most of these advertisments are paid for by political action committees, not directly by Bustos or Schilling's campaign.