Apparently stung by charges levied in a television ad by his opponent Bill Foster, the incumbent Democratic Party congressman, challenger Randy Hultgren has issued the following statement:
BILL FOSTER IS LYING
By now you may have seen the malicious and utterly false ads from my opponent, Democrat Congressman Bill Foster.
His allegations against me are not true.
Frankly, he is lying about my employment.
With his millions of campaign dollars, Bill Foster hopes he can fool you into believing a lie.
I do not and have not sold or benefited from the sale of toxic assets. I have not been involved in transactions with sub-prime mortgages or benefited from the massive government bailouts that Bill Foster has championed.
I was against government bailouts yesterday, I am against bailouts today, and I will be against government bailouts tomorrow.
The truth is, I am proud to work for a local company that’s providing investment advice to families and is employing many who reside here in our community.
So why is Bill Foster doing this?
Clearly he does not want this election to be about his record or about our values and vision for the future. He has made the decision to disregard his own constituents and has voted with Nancy Pelosi a mind-boggling 92.5 percent of the time!
Bill Foster is desperate to retain his seat in Congress. It did not take him long to adopt the Washington insider view that it’s ok to say and do anything to get reelected. I hope Bill Foster will make an attempt to regain his integrity in the days that remain in this campaign, by focusing on the issues and his record.
Many of our neighbors are suffering in this recession. That suffering has been prolonged by Bill Foster’s job killing policies and reckless spending.
I believe the true priorities of this campaign are getting our friends, family and neighbors working again by creating an economic climate that encourages job creation. That’s what we ought to be talking about in this campaign, and that is what I intend to continue talking about.
Thank you for everything you’re doing, and for your ongoing support. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Candidate for Congress