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DuPage GOP senator to appear with Democrat candidates in 6th CD event

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WHEATON – Concerns about the once-solidly Republican DuPage County turning blue heightened Friday when an online ad indicating GOP incumbent State Senator Mike Connelly will appear at a town hall next Tuesday night with an array of Democrat candidates endorsed by the Illinois Education Association.

And when the ad indicated the host of the event is 6th CD Democrat challenger Sean Casten, who compared Donald Trump to Bin Laden earlier this year, more questions arose.

Is Senator Connelly abandoning his once-solid conservative voting record and previous support for school choice in order to be endorsed by the Illinois Education Association?  The event next Tuesday night at Wheaton's Northside Park hails it as an #IEAVotes Kickoff, and lists other candidates to be featured – all Democrats, except Connelly.

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The IEA told Illinois Review they had not yet completed their list on endorsed candidates for the November 2018, but expected to do so shortly. 

Senator Connelly's office has yet to reply to a query about the event.

Sean Casten is hoisting a heated challenge to longtime GOP incumbent for the 6th CD, Congressman Peter Roskam, hoping to take advantage of what the Democrats predict is a nationwide "Blue Wave" to recover control of the US House.  

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4 COMMENTS

  1. If I lived in his district, I would leave the ballot empty. He isn’t deserving of a Republican vote. When that county’s ‘gone blue’ this state’s days til bankruptcy are numbered. LET IT BE. The sooner, the better.

  2. Here is a lesson that should have been learned long ago. Peter, Peter is going to lose his seat because of his feckless, middle of the road decisions all of these years.
    He should have stood tough and principled on conservative issues instead of acting like a parrot and going along with a mob of loser sycophants. He’s even bashing Trump now, the one person who could possibly bail him out of this mess that he created for himself by not being true to conservative principles.
    You’ve made your own bed, Peter, Peter … loser!