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Congressional candidate praises sponsors for making tax hike “happen,” then blasts opponent who voted for it

Friday, Jun 14, 2019

* On June 2nd, Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) rose to speak on Sen. Martin Sandoval’s SB1939, the bill which raised several taxes and fees to fund the horizontal infrastructure bill

First of all, I would like to thank my good friend Sen. Sandoval. The guy put in incredible amounts of time. I assume that most of you know that. Traveling all over the state to meet with people to discuss needs and lining up support for this, as did our Sen. DeWitte on this side of the aisle.

Having said that, I’m in a position where I believe I need to vote ‘Present’ because of a potential conflict. But, again, thank you to the two of you, especially Sen. Sandoval, for putting in the time and making that happen. Thanks.

* From Oberweis’ congressional campaign Facebook page…

He deleted that post because he voted “Present.” Oops.

* Oberweis then posted this…


Not in Illinois! The IL legislature just voted to DOUBLE THE TAX for gasoline which I did not vote for! However, it…

Posted by Jim 2020 on Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sen. Rezin did vote for the bill, as did most of Oberweis’ GOP colleagues. And I dunno about you, but it sure sounded to me that night that he would’ve voted for it, too, had it not been for his unexplained conflict of interest.

Such is life on the campaign trail I guess.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

12 Comments
  1. - Northsider - Friday, Jun 14, 19 @ 11:40 am:

    A profile in cowardice, him.


  2. - Michelle Flaherty - Friday, Jun 14, 19 @ 11:44 am:

    His conflict was his desired campaign for Congress


  3. - OutOfState - Friday, Jun 14, 19 @ 11:50 am:

    “I’d love to vote for this measure, but I can’t because of a… *looks at campaign* potential conflict.”

    The only thing is manipulative from top to bottom, and blatantly, boringly so at that.


  4. - Techie - Friday, Jun 14, 19 @ 11:59 am:

    Both on a personal and political level, Mr. Oberweis leaves much to be desired. I hope he loses re-election and never serves in another elected office; the public would be all the better for it.


  5. - Generic Drone - Friday, Jun 14, 19 @ 12:24 pm:

    This is why voters are sick and tired of all the lying from pols.


  6. - Jocko - Friday, Jun 14, 19 @ 12:47 pm:

    At least he didn’t blame immigrants this time around.
    https://youtu.be/Nst-aXvdrR4


  7. - lakeside - Friday, Jun 14, 19 @ 12:52 pm:

    Dude is a perpetual bad faith machine.


  8. - Iggy - Friday, Jun 14, 19 @ 1:01 pm:

    This guy is a joke. not worthy of the state senate and not worthy of being in congress. go home and eat some ice cream Jim.


  9. - Bourbon Street - Friday, Jun 14, 19 @ 1:25 pm:

    After a while, you would think it would get mighty uncomfortable having one foot firmly planted on both sides of the fence.


  10. - Proud Sucker - Friday, Jun 14, 19 @ 1:43 pm:

    He forgot to mention the ‘Job Creators’. He usually cannot go more than five minutes without doing so.


  11. - Former Quigley Supporter - Friday, Jun 14, 19 @ 2:52 pm:

    One minor correction to the article. Oberweis’ campaign did not delete the post, they edited it removing “- I VOTED NO.” and replacing it with ” which I did not vote for!” The time stamp in Facebook reads the same time for the original post, though the content was edited. The time stamp in Facebook is Pacific time, so it was published at 5:34PM Central time.

    Oberweis replaced the lie with a half-truth because he did not disclose he voted “present”. He also didn’t own what he said the first time, and instead tried to “…sweep it under the rug”.


  12. - Richard Miller - Friday, Jun 14, 19 @ 3:48 pm:

    Can’t wait for Ted Gradel, the Notre Dame Kicker to kick him out of relevance in the primary


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