Congressman Aaron Schock weighs in on Presidential debates

By Joe Bennett

October 14, 2012 Updated Oct 15, 2012 at 9:11 AM CDT

EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- U.S. Congressman Aaron Schock weighed in on the Presidential debates while in East Peoria Sunday.

The 18th Congressional District Republican hosted a program for students who committed to reading over the summer.

Before the event Congressman Schock emphasized the importance of long debates over 30 second sound bites.

Schock believes the race had been neck-and-neck until the first debate.

"As we've seen in the last two weeks things can change like that, and overnight someone can do something that alters the momentum of the campaign," Schock said. "But right now I think the momentum is with Governor Romney and I think if all continues that way he will win on election day."

Schock says the first debate shifted to Romney's favor in every swing state except for Ohio.

The Congressman says that shift is good for any challenger to an incumbent President.

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