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Truth Test: Rep. Bost pitches bipartisan credentials

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WSIL -- Candidates in Illinois’ 12th congressional district are making their final pitches to voters as election day nears.

Among the stops, the final debate of the cycle Tuesday, where Incumbent Republican Mike Bost discussed his bipartisan credentials. 

“Every single bill I’ve sponsored has been bipartisan,” he said during the debate.

But does every bill Bost has sponsored have bipartisan co-sponsors?

Not So fast. 

A review of congressional records show all 11 of Bost’s bills since 2017 have bipartisan co-sponsors, but the only co-sponsor of the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Guaranteed Loan Modernization Act of 2016 is fellow Republican Rodney Davis. 

16 of the 17 Bills Bost has filed have bipartisan co-sponsors, but that’s not every single bill like he claimed.

Bost also said, “The non-partisan Lugar Center rates me in the top 10 of house members of bipartisanship, working with Republicans and Democrats.”

The latest Bipartisan Index from the Lugar Center actually has Bost at 57th among representatives, and while that’s near the top 10 percent, It’s not top 10 as he claimed.

Does Representative Bost have a record of bipartisan legislation? Yes, and if that was the claim it would be true.

But instead Bost said that every bill he’s sponsored has had bipartisan co-sponsors and that the Lugar Center rated him in the top 10 most bipartisan members of the house.

We rate those claims, false

News 3 will be fact-checking politicians throughout the election season, so if there's a claim you want us to truth test, email truthtest@wsiltv.com.

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