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Article posted: 11/20/2012 4:32 AM

Why nothing on Roskam spending?

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Why nothing on Roskam spending?

I just finished reading Marni Pyke's Nov. 12 column entitled "Buddy, can you spare a billion?" In her column, Marni was talking about how much money Romney and President Obama spent on their campaigns and how she thought it could have been better spent on new buses and train cars for Pace, Metra and the CTA or railway grade separations to protect drivers and pedestrians from trains and relieve freight congestion in the Chicago region.


She said she was thinking about all this as she was driving on election night to a victory party for Congressman Peter Roskam.

I'm wondering why it didn't occur to her to mention how much Congressman Roskam had spent and how that money could have been better spent? While it wasn't in the billions it was in the millions. According to, Peter spent $2,945,560.

To find out who contributed to his campaign and to Governor Romney's and President Obama's campaigns, visit the Center for Responsive Politics website at

CJ Truesdale


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