Sen. Christine Johnson blasts Dave Syverson for 'Special Interest' Comments

From the campaign to reelect State Senator Christine J. Johnson (35th District)…

Sen. Christine Johnson today blasted her GOP Primary opponent Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) for calling pro-life and pro-family groups supporting her “special interest groups.”

Said Johnson, “Illinois families are not ‘special interests’ as Senator Syverson stated. They are the very foundation of our society. Apparently Senator Syverson has forgotten that during the past 20 years while he has focused on promoting casino gambling in Springfield.” Johnson continued, “Many of the pro-life and pro-family groups now supporting me had previously supported Senator Syverson. I think this says volumes about his consistent focus on promoting gambling instead of job growth, his support for legalizing medical marijuana, and his inconsistent record on major pro-life legislation.

“Senator Syverson started out as a conservative, but has not walked the walk. I’m a true- blue Conservative who will walk the walk all the time for 35th District Republican families.”

Senator Johnson continued, “When Dave Syverson was first elected to the State Senate, he promised to change Springfield. Unfortunately, Springfield changed him on issues important to Conservatives.”

State Senator Christine J. Johnson and her husband James reside in Shabbona, and she currently represents the 35th State Senate District. Sen. Johnson was appointed to fill the seat of Sen. Brad Burzynski, who has endorsed her candidacy. Previously, Sen. Johnson served as the DeKalb County Treasurer. She has received endorsements from former Winnebago Country Republican Chairman, Jan Klaas, former Chairman of Concerned Women for America, Sandy Rios, and former 16-year Illinois State Representative Penny Pullen who is the State Chairman of Eagle Forum, a conservative women’s organization headed by Phyllis Schlafly.

The 35th District includes areas of Boone, DeKalb, LaSalle, and Winnebago counties in northern Illinois.

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