Khouri says Democrats are deceiving voters in ad about education tax credit
Republican state House candidate Tonia Khouri took to social media to call out her Democratic rival, Karina Villa, for a “misleading” campaign ad.
Khouri posted a link on Facebook to a Chicago Sun-Times editorial criticizing a mailer sent by the Illinois Democratic Party. The advertisement claims a tax credit on donations to a private-school voucher program — which Khouri supports — would divert $75 million from publicly funded schools.
The editorial, penned by Capitol Fax publisher Rich Miller, claims that House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) and the Illinois Democratic Party supported the tax credit in an education reform bill.
“It’s so sad that so many candidates are willing to say anything to get elected,” Khouri posted on Facebook.
Khouri and Villa will face off in the Nov. 6 general election to represent the 49th District. This includes the cities of Aurora, Batavia, Elgin, Geneva, Naperville, St. Charles, Warrenville and West Chicago.