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Shimkus ad attempts to tie McCarter to Chicago Democrats



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SPRINGFIELD – There are few lawmakers in Springfield that are as conservative as Republican state Senator Kyle McCarter, but incumbent Congressman John Shimkus wants downstate voters to believe that his GOP challenger is "Chicagoish." 

And while Governor Bruce Rauner has sided with Shimkus over McCarter in the 15th District's GOP primary race, Senator McCarter asked the governor Monday if he believed McCarter was "Chicagoish," and Rauner said "No," according to McCarter's tweet.

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 The ad from which the image at the top was taken was removed by the Shimkus campaign Tuesday – no explanation provided.

The ad below carries a similar theme, but without the dancing McCarter in the removed ad. This Shimkus ad accuses McCarter of voting in the Senate to fund an array of efforts district voters are sure to find offensive:


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