PEORIA, Ill. -- Congressional candidate Bobby Schilling hit the road on Sunday with more than 20 bikers from the 17th district for a freedom ride.
The Republican is hoping to unseat incumbent Democrat Cheri Bustos.
The ride from Galesburg ended in Peoria, where Schilling spoke to supporters.
He says both Republicans and Democrats need to work together to end the shutdown, starting with a compromise on the Affordable Care Act.
“One of the ideas I had is that we go back in there and say hey look were not going to give any special deals to members of congress, no special deals to the senators. Everybody is going to participate none of the political allies from the president are going to get any special deals to where they don't have to participate. Put the whole thing into affect and just let it go,” Schilling said.
Schilling says a lot of the problem has to do with the Senate and its lack of a budget.
He says if there was a budget, we probably would not be in this situation.