Friess receives top non-incumbent NRA rating, despite Costello's denials
Although David Friess, the Republican candidate for the 116th House District, received a top rating from the NRA, state Rep. Jerry Costello II (D-Red Bud) continues to send postcards to voters claiming Friess has a “?” rating.
“What does it say about a man who has to lie in order to keep hold of his inherited power?” Friess recently asked on Facebook. “In the real world I was given an ‘AQ’ grade by the NRA, the highest possible for a non-incumbent.”
Friess is running against Costello, a four-term Democrat, in the Nov. 6 general election. Both candidates won 100 percent of the vote in their respective primaries, though Friess logged about 300 votes more than Costello.
Friess included a link to the NRA form where candidates can be looked up by their addresses. Both candidates have received top honors in their respective classes (incumbent and non-incumbent) from the organization.
The 116th District includes the communities of Chester, Columbia, Du Quoin, Pinckneyville, Red Bud, Sparta and Waterloo.