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Monday, Aug 29, 2016

* From Dan Proft’s DuPage Policy Journal

Republican candidate for Illinois State Senate District 23 Seth Lewis’ Democratic opponent Sen. Tom Fullerton (D-Marion) was recently called out for his tax policies and inability to say no to House Speaker Mike Madigan.

OK, first of all it’s “Cullerton,” not “Fullerton.” My message app sometimes auto-corrects Cullerton to Fullerton, so maybe that’s what happened here because it’s spelled correctly elsewhere in the story.

But “D-Marion”? Um, Sen. Cullerton lives in Villa Park, which is 327 miles and worlds apart from Marion. Anyone who knows even a little about Illinois politics would’ve caught that error.

This is what can happen when your Illinois political reporter files a ton of slapped together stories from upstate New York.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

15 Comments
  1. - Annonin' - Monday, Aug 29, 16 @ 2:52 pm:

    kinda mean words for our friends from the Empire State? Maybe if Proftsessor paid a living wage they could better work.


  2. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Aug 29, 16 @ 2:57 pm:

    Proft’s only worry is how fast he can cash checks.

    Facts? Meh. It’ll sort out. Eventually.

    I guess Proft’s idea of “work product” is a bit on the flimsy side?

    It’s cute Proft is out-sourcing work when there are perfectly good writers here willing to write fiction and not worry about spelling, punctuation, or facts…


  3. - Zaphod - Monday, Aug 29, 16 @ 3:04 pm:

    John not Tom Cullerton.


  4. - Archpundit - Monday, Aug 29, 16 @ 3:10 pm:

    Nope Tom. John is District 6. I believe they are cousins. Someone can correct me if not.


  5. - Check - Monday, Aug 29, 16 @ 3:17 pm:

    Has anyone checked the rag Proft is circulating in John Bradley’s district?

    “(D) Marion” — that was probably just poorly cut and pasted to the Tom Cullerton-targeted rag.


  6. - Michelle Flaherty - Monday, Aug 29, 16 @ 3:40 pm:

    It’s the atrocities of redistricting.
    Tom Cullerton’s Senate District stretches from Villa Park to Marion.


  7. - Come on man! - Monday, Aug 29, 16 @ 3:45 pm:

    Michelle Flattery- I think they would draw it to the 38th Ward first.


  8. - DuPage - Monday, Aug 29, 16 @ 4:08 pm:

    Same high level of quality that Rauner’s group has done so far on almost everything they do.


  9. - anon - Monday, Aug 29, 16 @ 4:12 pm:

    Let’s not forget the other facts that are wrong. Like the fact that Tom Cullerton actually does support property tax freezes… or that he is in favor of the fair map amendment…

    Who actually cares about the truth these days?

    I guess the Dan Profit approach is if you continue to repeat something it over and over again it becomes the truth despite how misleading it may be…


  10. - blue dog dem - Monday, Aug 29, 16 @ 4:22 pm:

    Isn’t Mari on in Lincoln county?


  11. - Cable Line Beer Gardener - Monday, Aug 29, 16 @ 4:40 pm:

    I contacted that publication a week or so ago with corrections-they had all sorts of geographic mistakes. I never heard back nor have they published any corrections or editors notes. But my biggest question is, if the DuPage Policy Journal is independent why does their Facebook page show the Dupage County Judicial Center as their wallpaper?


  12. - burbanite - Monday, Aug 29, 16 @ 4:45 pm:

    I am pretty sure his district doesn’t go all the way to Marion.


  13. - burbanite - Monday, Aug 29, 16 @ 5:09 pm:

    http://statisticalatlas.com/state-upper-legislative-district/Illinois/District-23/Overview


  14. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Aug 30, 16 @ 9:16 am:

    Proft must be some kind of sweet talker to con these old rich dudes out of their money for what he produces.


  15. - Bluegrass Boy - Tuesday, Aug 30, 16 @ 9:34 am:

    Eh. Regardless of the problems in the story Proft gets his licks in.
    Accuracy has never seemed to be a high priority to his constituency


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