Aaron Schock: I’m Not Planning A 2020 Run For Congress

Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock tells the Peoria Journal-Star that he has no plans to run for his old seat in Congress.
Aaron Schock (image via Instagram)

Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock tells the Peoria Journal-Star that he has no plans to run for his old seat in Congress.

Earlier this week, I reported that Schock had recently updated his Statement of Organization with the Federal Election Commission. The update included the language “office sought” as Illinois’ 18th District – the office he held for several years.

The former lawmaker told the Journal-Star that the recent filing on the account “simply changed the treasurer back to me.” The history on the FEC filing indicates the previous treasurer had been listed as Paul Kilgore. 

The account’s funds currently register as zero, and Schock said that “we don’t need a big third-party compliance firm like we had been using. They’re expensive.”

In 2015, Schock resigned from office in disgrace for alleged financial misconduct regarding his campaign funds.

Back in March, the Justice Department agreed to drop the corruption case involving false expense claims and inappropriate use of campaign funds. In exchange for paying $110,000 in restitution and taxes, the 24 felony counts against him were dropped.

The agreement did not require him to admit any wrongdoing, and left him without a criminal conviction.

At the time, the Republican told CBS News that he hadn’t shut the door on a possible return to politics at some point in the future.

“At 37-years-old, I don’t think I’ll ever say never,” said Schock.

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