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Jobs and voter turnout are focus of candidates

CHICAGO (AP) — Candidates in Illinois' closely-watched U.S. House races are mainly focused on jobs and voter turnout on the day before the election.

Republican Congressmen Bobby Schilling rallied around workers Monday with his "Bobs for Jobs" tour in west-central Illinois. His Democratic opponent Cheri Bustos planned to meet with workers on the verge of losing their jobs in Freeport.

Around Chicago, jobs were a main talking point for Republican Congressman Bob Dold as he hosted a town hall meeting with manufacturing workers. His Democratic challenger, Brad Schneider, says jobs were a top concern as he crisscrossed the district.

There's also been some last-minute mud-slinging.

Tea party Congressman Joe Walsh claims the campaign of his Democratic opponent Tammy Duckworth has been intimidating voters. Duckworth says robocalls in support of Walsh have been vicious.


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