With the onslaught of abortion mailings, TV ads and, I found out yesterday from my wife, radio ads, there was something of a mid-week pause in the battle being carried on between Dee Beaubien, running as an Independent with heavy support from Mike Madigan, and Republican primary winner David McSweeney.
Thursday, a McSweeney salvo arrived in mailboxes.
McSweeney points out, while claiming to be “Independent,” has aligned herself with “Chicago politicians who want to raise out taxes even higher.”
He also repeats Beaubien’s statement, “I will accept support from anybody who offers it.”
There are footnotes again, which you can see below:
On the back McSweeney promises a new way to “create Illinois jobs.”
That plays off his statement on the front that “The old way didn’t work.”
He reprises his issues of
- eliminating the 67% income tax hike
- getting rid of legislative pensions
- cutting legislative salaries and budgets
- reforming the public pension system