The Madison County Record Jul. 15, 2014, 10:39am

To the Editor:

I recently received an article from your newspaper titled Illinois Truth Team knocks “great event” tweet after Frerichs and Callis event.  The so-called Truth Team concocted a negative story based on one picture taken by a volunteer at the DeWitt County Democrat fundraiser held June 27 in Clinton, Ill.

The local Democrat Party organized the event in the hope that 50 people would attend since we are a very small rural county.  Much to our surprise 68 people, including several local and regional officials, were in attendance and listened with enthusiasm to moving speeches by Senator Frerichs and retired Judge Ann Callis.

It’s unfortunate that the Truth Team resorts to yellow journalism in order to ridicule well qualified candidates that are running to represent the hard working people of Illinois.  This is particularly disturbing when there was a self-described American Horizon Republican “fact checker” in the parking lot verifying the arrival of our guests.  These type of false attacks are what is ugly with politics, and what stops good people from running for office.  Maybe the Truth Team should consider changing their name to the “Spin Team.”

Terry Redman, Chairman                                                                                           DeWitt County Democratic Party

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