Severin questions Bradley fundraising efforts
Dave Severin, Republican candidate for House District 117, recently called out his opponent John Bradley (D-Dist. 117) after second quarter fundraising reports were released by the State Board of Elections.
"Second quarter fundraising reports are in," Severin said. "Now we know where John Bradley's money and support comes from. Will you help us beat John Bradley, Springfield insiders and the Chicago political machine?"
Severin pointed out that while his own funds are raised in southern Illinois, his opponent's financial support originates primarily in Chicago, with a significant amount raised in Springfield. Severin raised $9,335, while Bradley raised $55,000 in Chicago, $12,400 in Springfield and approximately $2,000 in Southern Illinois.
The source of Bradley's campaign funds adds fuel to Severin's claims that the Democratic incumbent is part of the Chicago political machine. Bradley also supported House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Dist. 22) during the budget impasse.
Severin supports Gov. Bruce Rauner's reforms, which have been a stumbling block during budget negotiations. He also supports term limits. If implemented, term limits would force lawmakers like Madigan and Bradley out of the Illinois Assembly. Madigan has served in the House for 45 years and Bradley for 13 years.