Oberweis mailer shows voters where Rezin lives on the map while Lauren Underwood claims Oberweis is hiding money in Florida from full taxation
In addition to the Jim Oberweis congressional campaign mentioning in its negative TV commercial that State Senator Sue Rezin does not live in the 14th congressional district, Oberweis followed-up with a hit-piece mailer that hit the streets this weekend solely discussing Rezin’s Grundy County residency and showing on the map where that is in relation to the 14th congressional district:
And on the opposite side of the map, Oberweis’ campaign shares Rezin’s voter registration from Grundy County.
And the mailer ends with the “C-word”, or “Carpetbagger” label for Rezin.
If the negative TV commercial released last week wasn’t enough to convince Republican primary voters of a growing fear in the Oberweis campaign, this mailer betrays it, especially with Rezin surging in the polls after landing two of the three editorial board endorsements from major Chicagoland newspapers last week — the Chicago Tribune and the Daily Herald.
But Oberweis is not immune to residency questions, and Wednesday addressing the Evanston chapter of Indivisible, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood brought the question of Oberweis’ residency to the forefront of her remarks that were covered by the Daily Northwestern.
“He’s [Oberweis] somebody who’s extremely wealthy, but all those earnings are sitting in the state of Florida with his wife, where she has residency, and they don’t pay income taxes,” Underwood said of Oberweis.
“He has very well-established bigoted and racist views — we know this. We know that those views are not in line with the 14th District.”Lauren Underwood of Jim Oberweis, 2/19/20
Well, guess one can observe that if Oberweis is going to call Rezin’s residency into question, guess Underwood and anyone else can call Oberweis’ residency arrangement into question prior to the primary, too, especially noting what the Democrats will try to do with the fact of Oberweis’ Florida home, and his wife being a legal resident of Florida for over 8 years.
Indeed, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) did that last fall, remember this DCCC press release nearly four months to the day?
While Underwood’s speech in Evanston last week tipped her hand how she will confront Oberweis if he is the nominee, Republican primary voters can decide for themselves in the last three weeks of the primary campaign, if Oberweis’ liability of the dual state residency of Mr. & Mrs. Oberweis and decide if that is an exposure too risky for the general election and vote accordingly.
The full article from Wednesday’s Daily Northwestern link is below, and additional topics, particularly Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s guide for Underwood and her supporters to dissemble the campaign for the fall within the 14th district will be discussed in a future article.