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Southern IL judicial race gets nasty

Mon, 29 Oct 2012 13:16:36 CDT
By: AP

A Republican seeking election to a southern Illinois appellate court wants the state's bar association to compel his Democratic opponent to pull a foreclosure-related television campaign ad. St. Clair County Circuit Judge Steve McGlynn's campaign for the Mount Vernon, Ill.-based 5th District Appellate Court has filed a complaint with the Illinois State Bar Association. McGlynn says the ad goes too far. McGlynn says it's ``flatly false'' when Judy Cates says in her ad that McGlynn played a major role in Illinois' foreclosure crisis because he is assigned to his district's foreclosure docket. The spot says McGlynn has signed more than 2,000 foreclosure orders ``evicting families from their homes,'' and that McGlynn routinely ``rubber stamps'' foreclosure orders. A message left with Cates' law firm Monday hasn't been returned.

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