Illinois Democrats falsely attack character of suburban Republicans, ad claims
A recent ad from Liberty Principles PAC alleges that Democrats funded by Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan have made a number of false accusations against their Republican challengers.
“They deluge your mailboxes and TV screens with the most disgusting lies,” the half-minute TV ad declares on YouTube.com. “They know they’re lying. They’ve been caught lying. But they don’t care.”
As one example of the alleged character assassination, the ad shows a clip from Terra Costa Howard, a Democrat challenging state Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard) for the 48th District House seat. Howard falsely claims Breen and GOP insiders support a politician accused of "preying on young girls.” The claim has been proven false by Chicago CBS affiliate WBBM.
“It is unfair,” the ad continues. “It is character assassination, pure and simple. Stop Madigan and his suburban character assassins. You’re better than this. They’re not.”