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EAST MOLINE, IL – In case you missed it, Esther Joy King, Republican candidate for Illinois’ 17th Congressional District, has outraised all seven Democrats combined, including Nancy Pelosi and Cheri Bustos’ handpicked candidate, running in the 17th District. King raised nearly $640,000 in the fourth quarter ending December 31 and reported more than $1,000,000 cash on hand. She was the top fundraiser among Republican women congressional challengers in the country this quarter and in the top 10 for Republican challengers overall.

“The numbers do not lie, we absolutely have the momentum going into November,” said King. “People are struggling to support far-left liberal candidates because their party is failing us on nearly every front. Everywhere I go, people talk to me about how they’re struggling just to do the basics in life, like fill their gas tank, manage the unpredictability of their kids’ school, find everyday grocery items, or hire workers, and Democrat policies are only making things worse. I’ll continue to work hard to take back this seat because the people of this district are worth the fight.”

Esther Joy King is also the top fundraising challenger in the state of Illinois. National political forecasters believe the 17th Congressional District will be one of the most competitive races in 2022, and key to Republicans winning back the House. The Cook Political Report and Sabato’s Crystal Ball have both rated IL-17 as a “Toss Up” seat.

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