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Casten working with Speaker Madigan to raise funds in Washington


By Robert Hadley | Sep 16, 2018

Rep. Peter Roskam

U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam’s re-election campaign claims his opponent, Sean Casten, has struck an agreement with Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) to raise campaign funds for Casten in Washington, D.C.

“Casten already mirrored all of Madigan’s views in raising taxes on Illinoisans and blocking bipartisanship, but now Casten has committed to accept Madigan’s money and do his bidding,” said Veronica Vera in a press release from Roskam for Congress issued Sept. 14. “The last thing the 6th District needs is a carbon copy of Mike Madigan representing them in Congress.”

Casten has backed a number of tax increases on Illinois citizens, including payroll taxes, carbon and gas taxes, property taxes, and a progressive tax increase; and he has failed to deny intentions to raise taxes during several broadcast debates, according to the release.

Roskam and Casten will compete in the November general election for the 6th District, which includes Crystal Lake, Darien, Elgin, Naperville, Oakbrook Terrace, Rolling Meadows, St. Charles, Warrenville, West Chicago and Wheaton.

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