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posted: 6/9/2013 4:40 AM

State rep went back on his word

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State rep went back on his word

Tim Schmitz, our Illinois House Representative, told his constituents he would vote for SJR 27 -- the bill which asks for an amendment to repeal "Citizens United," the Supreme Court ruling which said that corporations are people, money is speech, and which allows unlimited dark money to flow into politicians' pockets from corporations, unions and individuals.

Seventy-four percent of Schmitz's constituents in Kane County voted for repeal. Schmitz even told his constituents he would vote for the repeal. Yet he voted against repeal -- against the wishes of his constituents and lying to us all in the process. Did he think we wouldn't notice? I hope voters remember this next time they go to the polls.

Fortunately, a flood of wiser Springfield politicians voted for repeal and Illinois is now the 14th state to call for a constitutional amendment to correct the abysmal Supreme Court ruling which allows for the corruption of our political process and takes away the strength of our individual votes.

Pam Verner

St. Charles

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