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Senate candidate Seth Lewis calls for Cullerton to renounce Madigan lawsuit

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By Matt Smith | Aug 15, 2016

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Seth Lewis is calling for his opponent, Tom Cullerton, to openly renounce Mike Madigan's lawsuit. | shutterstock

Seth Lewis, a Senate Republican candidate for the 23rd district, has issued a statement urging his opponent, Tom Cullerton, to openly renounce Speaker Mike Madigan’s lawsuit that will stop the Independent Map Amendment.

The amendment has been approved by more than 500,000 Illinois citizens and has also received certification from the State Board of Elections to appear on the ballot in November. Mike Madigan and Mike Kasper, the Democratic Party of Illinois’ top lawyer, are currently suing the sponsors of the amendment to prevent people from voting on it in November.

 

“It’s time for Tom Cullerton to publicly disavow the lawsuit being brought against the Independent Map Amendment by his party’s leadership,” Lewis said. “Cullerton can’t credibly claim to support independent maps while his party’s leadership are the very people suing to stop them. We need independent leadership in the 23rd District, not someone who remains silent when party bosses expect it.”

The Illinois Supreme Court is expected to make a ruling on the lawsuit in the near future.

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