Sente's ties to House Speaker spotlighted on BossMadigan.com
State Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) has been added to the Illinois Republican Party’s list of Madigan supporters on its BossMadigan.com website, aimed at spotlighting House Speaker Mike Madigan's (D-Chicago) actions and ties to lawmakers in the state House.
“Mike Madigan has run Illinois as a political boss for over three decades,” Illinois Republican Party spokesman Steven Yaffe said. “Madigan’s only motivation is to increase his own political power at our expense. The middle class, the voters, and honest, transparent government fall by the wayside in Madigan’s Illinois.”
Sente has consistently sided with the “Madigan Machine” during her tenure in office, going on record as favoring Madigan’s tax-and-spend budget proposal. Having accepted $1.5 million from Madigan in campaign funds during her time in the state House, Sente, in turn, thrice voted for him to retain his powerful position as speaker. Additionally, she voted in favor of guaranteeing herself her legislator’s pension during Illinois’ ongoing budget crisis.
“It’s time … to stop empowering Madigan at our expense,” the state GOP said via the website. “By repeatedly voting for Madigan for speaker, empowering Madigan instead of standing up to him, (Sente bears) responsibility for how far Illinois has fallen … It’s not too late … to do the right thing and pledge to oppose Madigan for speaker this time.”