CHICAGO – Following an attack by Democrat Treasurer candidate Mike Frerichs on GOP nominee Tom Cross, the Illinois Republican Party issued a statement noting that Frerichs has gotten off to a rough start in his campaign with numerous unforced errors, a campaign cash scandal, and an anti-taxpayer record in Springfield.
Andrew Welhouse, spokesman for the Illinois Republican Party, released the following statement Tuesday evening:
“The very last thing Illinois voters can afford is Mike Frerichs as Treasurer. For the past seven years, Frerichs has joined with Governor Pat Quinn to raise taxes on Illinois’ middle class families and support economically destructive fees and regulations -- an agenda that has driven jobs out of the state. The irresponsible taxing and spending habits under Quinn and Frerichs have led to the nation’s worst budget deficit. Illinois families simply cannot afford four more years of Quinn/Frerichs. We can do better.”