image
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
*** UPDATED x1 - Suarez produces evidence *** A big swing and an even bigger miss

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014

*** UPDATE *** As noted above, Marleen Suarez has now produced evidence which indicates that her ad is, indeed factual. Click here to read her response and see her evidence.

[ *** End Of Update *** ]

Remember that brutal campaign video I posted a month ago about the Madison County Treasurer’s race? The ad, by Democrat Marleen Suarez, alleged that all sorts of bad things were discovered at Republican incumbent Kurt Prenzler’s daycare center, including “rat droppings and roaches.”

Well, Suarez’s campaign is at it again, but this time they’ve missed the mark, to say the least. Watch

Oof.

* But the allegations don’t appear to be true.

A Google search for the phrase “Meanwhile, there is sex in the barracks and the U.S. Navy has transformed itself into a floating brothel” turned up a cached result of a deleted comment on the Madison County Treasurer’s Facebook page.

That comment appears to have been written by somebody named Edward Hartmann, not Prenzler. Here’s a screen capture

Oops.

Amazingly enough, Prenzler doesn’t appear to have responded. Also, keep in mind that we’re talking Madison County here, perhaps best known nationally for its lawsuits. Stay tuned.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


14 Comments
  1. - Formerly Known As... - Tuesday, Sep 2, 14 @ 10:19 am:

    When you can’t even get your made-up attack ads correct…


  2. - walker - Tuesday, Sep 2, 14 @ 10:20 am:

    A little research goes a long way. Thanks Rich.


  3. - A guy... - Tuesday, Sep 2, 14 @ 10:22 am:

    It appears to be untrue based on the facts you presented. It sure took her a long time to perpetuate the lie in this commercial. When you have on the guy what she had, this is silly. This is how you lose races you should win. Earned media will be this guy’s friend if he gets a clear and clean statement out. Wonder what he’s waiting for?


  4. - Formerly Known As... - Tuesday, Sep 2, 14 @ 10:22 am:

    After watching it again, this is really, really low. Even for Illinois politics.

    An apology is in order.


  5. - Frustrated Voter - Tuesday, Sep 2, 14 @ 10:29 am:

    Anyone familiar with what’s happened in the Madison County Treasurer’s office knows that the Madison County Dems are desperate and will do anything to get rid of Prenzler. He came in an immediately exposed a massive corruption scandal that sent his predecessor, Fred Bathon (Democrat) to federal prison. Prenzler cut the office’s budget by 30%, reformed the tax auction and restructured the county’s investment portfolio, investing heavily in local banks. He also ended the practice of accepting any campaign donations from any vendors who do business with his office (while all of the elected Democrats continue this practice). Prenzler is unconventional and quirky, but he seems to be an honest guy. I’m sure the personal attacks will continue against him.


  6. - OneMan - Tuesday, Sep 2, 14 @ 11:03 am:

    My dad asks me from time to time, how I can be involved in politics with all the stuff that goes on…

    These are the things that remind me he has a point…


  7. - Just Observing - Tuesday, Sep 2, 14 @ 11:43 am:

    Libel suit???


  8. - Vote Quimby! - Tuesday, Sep 2, 14 @ 11:54 am:

    Ahhh….so nice to watch this mess from afar!
    And Prenzler called out his opponent’s family (surprisingly, in politics!) in St. Clair County as well…


  9. - Frustrated Voter - Tuesday, Sep 2, 14 @ 3:50 pm:

    His opponent’s “family” just happens to be the St. Clair County Treasurer, who has supposedly been running tax auctions eerily similar to the ones that Fred Bathon (now in prison) was running in Madison County.


  10. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Sep 2, 14 @ 4:02 pm:

    Frank Miles reformed the tax auction. KP did “restructure” the county’s investments, but it cost the county over a million dollars in interest income. http://www.thetelegraph.com/news/news/928460/Auditor:-Madison-County-investments-on-the-decline


  11. - captain hee-haw - Wednesday, Sep 3, 14 @ 4:54 am:

    The article in question can easily be found by going into the Post-Dispatch’s online archive. It is CapFax who missed the mark, not Suarez


  12. - Frustrated Voter - Wednesday, Sep 3, 14 @ 7:52 am:

    Anonymous: The same Frank Miles who took over $20,000 in contributions from tax buyers who have either been indicted or are now in prison? Isn’t Prenzler the one who moved the auction to an automated system and dropped the interest rates from 18% down to less than 2%?


  13. - THE Ed Hartman - Wednesday, Sep 3, 14 @ 9:03 am:

    I guess they weren’t my comments after all, huh?


  14. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Sep 3, 14 @ 9:57 am:

    Frustrated Voter asked the question. “Isn’t Prenzler the one who moved the auction to an automated system and dropped the interest rates from 18% down to less than 2%?” No he did not. Frank Miles reformed the auction in 2010 before KP was elected. Here’s link.
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/tax-sale-scheme-cost-madison-county-property-owners-millions/article_9d90c1d7-d33a-5ec2-ac7f-13406cd79514.html


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Good morning!
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * The HTC One M9 is now available for £579 in the UK direct from the HTC website
        * To all the iPods I've scratched before...
        * Xiaomi launches the Redmi 2A in China, a cheaper Redmi 2
        * Next-gen Nvidia Shield Portable gets Bluetooth and WiFi certified
        * How to share images, music, and videos on your Lumia with the Files app
        * LG’s newest flagship will be announced on April 28
        * Sony Xperia T2 Ultra and C3 to get Lollipop update

        * How to Install Android 5.0.2 Lollipop (Exodus ROM) on OnePlus One – Step-by-Step Tutorial
        * New Arduino Store Launches In The US
        * Gamer Beats Bloodborne In Just Under An Hour
        * Canon’s Compact Camera With Large Sensor Possibly Leaked In Photo
        * BlackBerry Leap Now Available For Pre-Order
        * Tesla To Launch Major New Product That Is Not A Car April 30th
        * Xiaomi Redmi 2A Smartphone Launched In China

        * 'Athletic' Sale makes progress during simulated game
        * 'Athletic' Sale makes progress during simulated game
        * Final roster alignment a question of flexibility
        * Noesi recovers from quick stumble; Sox fall
        * Petricka headed to disabled list
        * Rodon's immediate future to be in Minors
        * Podcast: Countdown to Opening Day

        ...............


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        March 2015
        February 2015
        January 2015
        December 2014
        November 2014
        October 2014
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Governor meets with business leaders in O’Fallon..
        * CLC celebrates start of science and engineering.....
        * Illinois joins campaign to reduce childhood obe.....
        * Brady business interests could derail congressi.....
        * Senate Executive Committee discusses budget cuts..


        * Indonesian prosecutors seek up to 18-year term for US couple
        * Ex-Carbondale pastor gets 6 years in prison on theft charges
        * Violence wanes in Chicago, but fear looms over mayor's race
        * Violence wanes in Chicago, but fear looms over mayor's race
        * Bradley University officials report malware computers breach
        * Man killed during chase by DeKalb sheriff's deputies
        * Lincoln funeral car set to appear in Springfield
        * Coroner IDs 6 people killed in fiery Interstate 26 crash
        * BNSF railroad adds new safety rules for crude oil trains
        * Aunt of men accused in terror plot: They're 'not monsters'

        * LIHEAP utility assistance fund for Sangamon County is empty
        * LaHood talks transportation issues as he kicks off congressional campaign
        * Duckworth to challenge Kirk for U.S. Senate seat
        * Rauner to push for federal spy agency relocation
        * Cook County, Chicago officials oppose 'right to work' zones
        * Bill pushes for possible municipal bankruptcies in Illinois
        * Stripped of funding, auto theft task forces shutting down
        * Rauner looks to Kentucky right-to-work zones as labor model
        * Rauner's business prescriptions are popular, but no cure-all
        * Stripped of funding, Illinois auto theft task forces are shutting down

        * AG Madigan: Put brakes on Peoples Gas' pipe program
        * Pay pops for CME's CEO and chairman
        * BNSF railroad adds new safety rules for crude oil trains
        * Cook County, Chicago officials oppose 'right to work' zones
        *


          * Man hurt in shooting in Lake Villa
          * 1 dead, 8 wounded in separate shootings on South, West, Northwest sides
          * Police: Girl, 16, missing from Southwest Side since March 18
          * Alderman declines to step down in wake of arrest report
          * Deputies save 2 lives in 26 hours in Lake Bluff, Antioch
          * Man who wanted prison released from jail
          * Wilco cancels Indianapolis show over Indiana's religious objection law
          * Dems call for repeal of religious objections law
          * Crystal Lake Bank robbed, suspect sought
          * BNSF railroad adds new safety rules for crude oil trains


          * Unions and Garcia push for $15-an-hour minimum wage
          * The Chicago rabbit: The unofficial face of wildlife is right under your nose
          * Obamacare tax rules trip some immigrants
          * Former Rep. Aaron Schock's staff to face tough prosecutor
          * Behind CPS graduation rates, a system of musical chairs
          * Health care tax rules trip up some immigrants
          * More than 21K early votes cast in Chicago runoff election
          * Duckworth makes video announcement for 2016 Senate bid
          * Legal expert says Illinois 'got it right' when it comes to religious freedom law
          * Legal expert says Illinois 'got it right' regarding its religious freedom law


          * Our Opinion: Redpath, Senor, McFarland for Springfield's wards 1, 2 and 4
          * Kathleen Parker: A leap of faith — into thin air
          * LIHEAP utility assistance fund for Sangamon County is empty
          * LaHood talks transportation issues as he kicks off congressional campaign
          * Duckworth to challenge Kirk for U.S. Senate seat
          * Rauner to push for federal spy agency relocation
          * Cook County, Chicago officials oppose 'right to work' zones
          * Our Opinion: Rianne Hawkins for Springfield city clerk; Misty Buscher for city treasurer
          * Bill pushes for possible municipal bankruptcies in Illinois
          * Stripped of funding, auto theft task forces shutting down


          * Police Beat
          * Southern Illinois cities form partnerships with overseas cities
          * Another couple of days of sun
          * Work to begin on 19th Street in Moline
          * Teen drinking down in region, but binging on rise
          * Slow trickle of people draining region
          * Open Line
          * Elderly kidnap victim found nearly 100 miles from home
          * When rights at stake, paranoia can be healthy
          * Hippies were happy, above all


          * Duckworth's Senate bid could mean crowded 8th District race
          * Aunt: Family 'devastated' by arrest of Aurora men charged with conspiring to help ISIS
          * Anti-censorship group: China behind cyberattacks on US sites
          * European clubs win more money, influence in new UEFA deal
          * Eurozone deflation eases as oil prices appear to bottom out

          * US Rep. Randy Hultgren joins bipartisan gr...
          * As Illinois' Common Core Testing Begins, H...
          * Letter: Smarter than fifth-grader? - North...
          * The 17 Republicans who voted against the G...
          * Duckworth announces 2016 Senate bid in video
          * Duckworth’s bid for Kirk’s US Senate seat ...
          * Duckworth's Senate bid could mean crowded ...
          * The Mushroom Cloud and the X-Ray Machine -...
          * Chuck Sweeny: U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger tal...
          * Sweet: A Duckworth vs. Kirk race — an elec...

          * Harry Reid is not looking back...
          * MARCUS: AG nominee deserves a Senate vote ......
          * Tech companies gaming work visa system...

          * With or Without Iran Deal, Obama Faces Fig......
          * Iran deal a big test for Schumer...
          * Duckworth makes announcement for ’16 Senat......
          * Duckworth announces 2016 Senate bid in video...
          * Iran deal could be toothless...

          * The Antlers Of Ireland!
          * The Weekend In Chicago Rock
          * Wounded war vet; or “Rod Blagojevich protégé?” It’s gonna be ever so ugly!
          * EXTRA: And people wonder why I’m skeptical in thinking the Chicago Cubs are going to win anything anytime soon
          * Before Chuy, There Was Miguel
          * Jackson Jr. Reports To Baltimore Halfway House After Leaving Prison
          * After ACLU's 'Stop And Frisk' Report, Chicagoans To Continue Push For CPD Reforms
          * U.S. Senate Passes GOP Budget Blueprint
          * U.S. Reps. Schakowsky, Becerra: GOP 'Manufacturing' Social Security Crisis (VIDEO)
          * Street Sweeping Begins In April, Get Reminders About When Your Street Will Be Cleaned


          * Illinois Mayors to Celebrate National Service - April 7, 2015 Designated as “Mayors Day of Recognition”
          * Governor Rauner Takes Bill Action
          * Governor Announces Appointments B.R. Lane to lead Illinois Lottery; John Holden to continue leading Dept. of Aging
          * USDA Awards Grant to Illinois' JTED-SNAP Employment & Training Grant - Program helps participants find jobs and promotes business growth
          * Nominating Petitions Available For Illinois Commodity Board Seats




              Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller