The most recent mailing from State Rep. Allen Skillicorn, locked this year in a two-way face-off with McHenry County Board member Carolyn Schofield, has drawn scorn from Capitol Fax commenters and Schofield herself.
Here is the hit piece:
Here is Schofield’s response:”
“I hesitated to send this because I find this mailer extremely offensive not just to me personally but to all women.
“However, I thought you might be interested as I find this behavior from a sitting legislator sickening.
Using a #rape, #sexualharassment for political gain is pathetic.
“This went out about a week ago and everyone that I know that received it said it was addressed to the male in the household.
“If my opponent were to attend any interview/forum that he were invited to then he would know I have publicly addressed all of the issues he completely lies about on this mailer.
“I guess if you don’t show up to find the truth than he feels justified in spreading lies.
“Linking me to Mike Madigan (a man who I have never met or said anything positive about) only plays on the statistics that show negative attacks work.
“This is the tactic he barely won on last time (along with $500,000 of Proft/Rauner money to spread those lies) and he has done nothing as a representative to run on this time.
“I truly hope the voters of the 66th District do not fall for these desperate tactics.”