A press release from Jack Roeser:
Roeser Calls Out IL Despot Mike Madigan for Usurping 52nd District Race Where No Democrat Is Running
Backs Up Words with $100,000 Contribution to the Republican Candidate
BARRINGTON, IL – Barrington resident Jack Roeser called out Illinois Speaker and Chairman of the Illinois Democrats Mike Madigan today for injecting his patented brand of hyper-partisanship into the race for State Representative and backed up his words with a significant campaign contribution to Republican candidate David McSweeney.
“Residents looked forward to a race of ideas here in the 52nd District with a Republican and Independent candidate each leaning on their respective experiences to discuss how to rescue Illinois from its dire financial condition.
“Unfortunately, Mike Madigan, ruler of Illinois for over 30 years and the man most responsible for the desolation of our once great state, has usurped the potential of this campaign and taken over the Independent candidate’s race with nearly two hundred thousand dollars in campaign contributions, misleading advertisements, negative mailers, and Democrat staffers,” Roeser lamented.
“To show my disgust with Mike Madigan’s involvement, I have personally contributed an additional $100,000 to David McSweeney’s campaign, the largest personal contribution to a Republican candidate in Illinois in 2012.”
According to the State Board of Elections, Mike Madigan and his allies have contributed at least $184,848.78 to Independent candidate Dee Beaubien’s election bid as of Saturday, October 6th.
Roeser’s contribution of $100,000 to the McSweeney campaign was made this past Friday evening, October 5th, after a neighbor of his received yet another mailer sent by a Michael Madigan-controlled organization.
“Of course the mailer contained the standard lies and misleading attacks on McSweeney that have become the foundation for Mike Madigan’s campaigns, using negative attacks to cover up his record of bankrupting Illinois all fueled by the torrent of money flowing from the IEA and other public sector unions.
Roeser concluded: “Without Mike Madigan’s influence, I had hoped we could see a reasonable discussion on issues such as reforming pensions in a state nearly bankrupt thanks to our $83 billion pension liability, fixing education in a state with the highest high school dropout rate in the nation, and balancing the budget in a state with over $8.5 billion in unpaid bills.
“Instead, we are subjected to the tactics of a man desperate to retain power.
“Madigan’s actions have left voters no choice but to look at this race as a referendum on the devastating results of Madigan’s failed dictatorial rule, a debacle that the Independent candidate will have no choice but to vote to continue if elected.”
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About Jack Roeser:
Jack Roeser is a successful entrepreneur, inventor, sailor and philanthropist.
He is Chairman and founder of Otto Engineering Inc., in Carpentersville, a multi-million dollar enterprise that manufactures electronic control and communication switches for aerospace, medical and industrial uses.
An advocate of education reform and a staunch defender of conservative values, he has founded
- the Republican Renaissance PAC,
- the Family Taxpayers Foundation,
- ChampionNews.net and
- Champion News Talk Radio.
An Army veteran, Jack was awarded the Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal for inspirational leadership to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Mr. Roeser lives in Barrington, Illinois, with his wife Jeannine, and when he is not busy fighting the Illinois political machine he enjoys sport sailing and sailing competitions.
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Mike Madigan is putting his money behind Dee Beaubien.