An articlewritten by Chicago Sun-Times Springfield correspondent about the race between Republican Dave McSweeney and Independent Dee Beaubien got the headline McSweeney would have asked for.
Instead of featuring abortion, as does pretty much every Sun-Times headline covering fellow conservative Congressman Joe Walsh, for McSweeney the headline questions Beaubien’s independence:
52nd District: McSweeney vs. Beaubien
Helped by Madigan, Beaubien must prove independence
A $1.5 million contest, McKinney reports, “the most expensive state House race in Illinois this election cycle.”
McKinney’s total from House Speaker and Illinois Democratic Party Chairman Mike Madigan Political Action Committees is $428,000.
Personal PAC, the pro-abortion group, has given $117,000.
Total for Beaubien, including$236,000 from her own money, is $925,000 so far.
McSweeney has brought in $668,000, $145,000 from himself and $160,000 from retired manufacturer Jack Roeser and his family. GOPAC has given $132,500.
Not until the bottom half of the article does McKinney mention the abortion issue charges being levied by Beaubien.