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Jeanne Ives says she has a record of protecting taxpayers, standing up against tax hikes


By Glenn Minnis | Mar 17, 2020

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Rep. Jeanne Ives

Jeanne Ives is hoping voters take the time to review her resume at least once more before they walk into the polls to cast their ballots.

“My record of protecting the taxpayer and not being afraid to engage in the hard conversations is there,” Ives, running in the Republican primary for the right to take on incumbent U.S. Rep. Sean Casten (D-Downers Grove) in the 6th Congressional District, told the DuPage Policy Journal. “I’ve stood up against every tax hike and unfair budget and will do so again. That’s not true for every other candidate.”

The former Illinois House member points out that she has consistently raised her voice in the interests of her constituents and residents of the state no matter what her level of opposition has been or how hard the powers that be have sought to quiet her.

“I’ve stood up for them no matter who was standing in my way,” she said. “It was the right thing to do and our job should always be to do what’s in the best interest of the voter.”

Ives argues she’s not sure Casten has got the memo, branding him a rubber stamp for Democrats in Congress who has proven to be completely on board with more of their big government policies and loose ethical standards.

She recently blasted him for listing his luxury D.C. condo as his primary residence in order to secure a federal deduction on it while running for office in Illinois.

“Just what Illinois needs, another career politician who has trouble with the rules he wants to write for everyone else,” she said. “Careless or intentional, Sean Casten clearly intends to stay in D.C. a while. Let’s make sure he doesn’t.”

Basing her campaign on “American security, security at the border, support for the military and pocketbook matters,” Ives is hoping voters have finally had enough. 

“We feel confident we have run our campaign in a positive way and believe Republican voters will give us a big election night win,” she said. “We feel that will be a big step in us going on to defeat Sean Casten, (House Speaker) Nancy Pelosi’s favorite Democrat.”

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