STREAMWOOD - In an attempt to scare 44th House district seniors, a mailer from State Rep. Fred Crespo's (D-Streamwood) campaign features "Ramiro Juarez' Book of Horror," making a reach to tie the Republican challenger's "allies" to unnamed "Washington politicians" who want to "cut vital programs like Social Security and Medicare."
“These vague smear tactics are exactly what is wrong with Fred Crespo and Springfield,” Juárez in a statement Monday. “Crespo has some nerve, attacking me for federal issues that have nothing to do with the office I’m running for. This is the same guy who is trying to slash pensions for retirees of Illinois right now. The whole public pension system is in jeopardy, in part due to Crespo’s out-of-control spending.”
Fred Crespo’s attack mailer was paid for by the Democratic Party of Illinois under the control of Speaker Michael Madigan. Through such committees, Madigan has already contributed over $630,000 to Crespo’s previous campaigns.
"Crespo’s generous ally also has large business interests in the house district serviced by Madigan and Getzendanner, a property tax appeal firm," Juarez said.
Juarez concluded, “While Crespo distracts voters from the real issues, his key ally Speaker Michael Madigan makes millions from servicing outrageously high property taxes. Crespo should be ashamed of himself.”