UPDATE 6:45 PM: Heart of Illinois ABC previously reported that the “Schock for Congress” committee was new, but Aaron Schock has clarified that it was created 10 years ago.
“The only thing that changed on the statement of organization was replacing the previous Treasurer with me,” said Schock.
PEORIA, IL (HOI) – Former Congressman Aaron Schock has filed documents with the Federal Election Commission to create a principal campaign committee called “Schock for Congress.”
The filing shows Schock is running for the 18th Congressional District, which he represented from 2009-2015. That’s when he was charged with 24 felony counts of corruption.
The charges were dropped in March when his legal team struck a deal with federal prosecutors. The Peoria Republican agreed to pay back the money he owed to the IRS and his campaign fund. Schock’s campaign committee also plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge for failing to properly report expenses as part of the deal.
Schock has not responded to a request for comment. Darin LaHood currently represents the 18th District.