* From yesterday…
McCullagh’s Democratic opponent is Meg Loughran Cappel, a special education teacher who sits on the Joliet Township High School District Board.
McCullagh also said in his release that Cappel is “bought by corruption” for not returning “Madigan money.” […]
State campaign finance records and a tally by the nonpartisan organization Reform for Illinois show Cappel’s largest contributors are mostly union groups like the Illinois Federation of Teachers and the International Brotherhood of Electric Workers. There are no direct donations from Madigan.
But McCullagh said in an interview that union groups, like the ones donating to Cappel’s campaign, have also donated to Madigan. The speaker has raised more than $1.2 million from the IBEW and more than $850,000 from the IFT over the last couple of years, according to the Reform for Illinois tally. […]
The Democratic candidate also attacked McCullagh for planning to hold a fundraiser headlined by former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich whom she called a “corrupt liar.”
President Trump lost this district by 10 points four years ago.
* The Question: Other than a bit of publicity, can you see any advantage for a legislative candidate who uses Rod Blagojevich to attack corruption? Explain.