Yesterday State Senate candidate Karen McConnaughay issued a press release which I characterized as “pounding” her opponent Cliff Surges on not having paid property taxes on time.
I asked for a reply and here is what Surges sent:
“This is old news, as I have stated before, my property taxes have always been paid in full along with any fees.
“This was all disclosed in a press release that I had put out earlier in the campaign as I believe the single largest issue facing Illinois is the lack of public trust and truth in our existing public officials.
“The bigger issue is why are property taxes continuing to go up while our property values are going down?
“I just got hit with another 10% increase with no explanation while the value of my property dropped again.
“My opponent continues to run telephone poll after poll.
“She is not getting the results she expected and is resorting to mudslinging old issues.”