A press release from State Rep. Kent Gaffney:
Gaffney Files With More Money
Fox River Grove, IL – State Representative Kent Gaffney (R-Lake Barrington) has filed with $36,336 cash on hand going into the final two months of the Republican Primary.
His opponents filed with significantly less –
- McSweeney at $27,779 (with over $20,000 in outstanding bills) cash on hand and
- Danielle Rowe with $8,532 cash on hand.
McSweeney spent much of his money to mount outrageous petition challenges against both of his rivals.
The total receipts by the end of the year for his petition challenges amount to over $18,000, over $13,000 in lawyer fees alone.
Many Republican leaders within the district and around the State have expressed outrage at the bully tactics the McSweeney campaign has implemented through these petition challenges.
“That money could have been used to open an office and have a conversation with the voters but Mr. McSweeney chose to hire trial layers to manufacture baseless allegations and try and clear the field.” Kent said.
“I am proud that my campaign is focused on talking to voters in the district about my ideas on how to get the state’s finances in order and how to improve the business climate in Illinois.”
So far Representative Gaffney has announced endorsements of nearly 40 elected officials from all four counties in the new 52nd House District, which includes portions of Cook, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties.