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Abortion group misleads 37th House District voters with endorsement

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CHICAGO – Illinois' Personal PAC, as always, is encouraging Illinois voters to vote only for pro-abortion candidates in the primary. Problem is they included a staunch pro-life state representative as the only House Republican in their March 15th primary endorsement list.

"I have no idea why they included my name on that list," State Rep. Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) told Illinois Review Monday. "I didn't return their required questionnaire, and they couldn't have based it on my voting record."

McDermod said she has been in contact with Personal PAC, but was unable to talk to the Executive Director Terry Cosgrove and staff indicated that he was the one that presented the list to their endorsement committee. Sometime this morning McDermed's name was removed from one endorsement list HERE, but remains on another HERE.

Being the only Republican on Personal PAC's endorsement list sends a conflicted message to voters in her very conservative, pro-life 37th House District in southwest suburban Will County.

On a voting reference list made printable on the Personal PAC website, the PAC makes clear their intentions.

"The March 15th primary election ballot there are dozens of candidates running for office across Illinois that want to end access to birth control, shut down Planned Parenthood, and make abortion illegal, even in cases of rape and incest, or to save a woman’s life," the website says. "You and the ballot box are the only thing standing between these right-wing extremists and their horrifying agenda for the women and families of Illinois. And it is up to you, your friends, family, colleagues and neighbors to stop them by VOTING ONLY for pro-choice candidates."

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"I'm prolife," McDermed said. "I'm endorsed by Family PAC and Illinois Family Action, two of the most pro-life groups in the state. I'm going to get to the bottom of why Personal PAC included my name. I want the voters of my district to not be misled."

McDermed is unopposed in the March 15th GOP primary, and as of yet, she faces no Democrat opposition in November. 

Personal PAC did not respond to queries from Illinois Review as to whether or not there could be any other mistakes on their endorsement list.

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