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Jerry Costello Supports Corruption in Illinois

Jerry Costello gave more than $50,000 to Blagojevich in 2006 and supported him politically as well as financially.

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Teri Newman
Teri Newman
PRLog (Press Release) - Aug. 18, 2010 - Belleville, IL- Jerry Costello supports convicted former Governor Rod Blagojevich politically and financially according to his campaign financial records.  In 2006 Jerry Costello gave over $50,000 to Rod Blagojevich for his re-election campaign documented by opensecrets.org, a non-partisan watchdog website that keeps records of all money received and spent by Congress.  
Costello is no stranger to massive influxes of campaign cash as he took almost three million dollars in “donations” when he ran unopposed in the 2000 and 2006 and spent  1.3 million when he had no opponent through donations to every liberal Democrat he liked.  Rod Blagojevich has become an example to all of America about the slimy underbelly  of politics and corruption.  Blagojevich was a selfish politician who was always trying to better himself by using his political influence and power  to the detriment of the taxpayers and voters.
Costello’s initial reaction was one of the most supportive of  all of the Illinois politicians.  Other Democrats said that his actions “represent a shameful breach of the public trust and be cause for the governor’s immediate resignation “ (US Rep Phil Hare D-IL), or “our state cannot afford to remain engulfed in this unfolding scandal. Our government’s ability to deal on a daily basis with the fiscal and economic crises we currently face demands leadership and integrity. Our governor cannot provide either” (State Comptroller Dan Hynes-Democrat) yet Costello said nothing of the Governor’s actions as being disappointing or disgraceful.
 
Teri Newman, the Republican candidate for Congress running in Illinois’ 12th district, says “Costello has been consistent on supporting the corrupt political machine in Illinois. He does not stand up for the citizens of southern Illinois if it means standing up against the machine that has created high unemployment, a large budget deficit and a culture of corruption in Illinois.” Mrs. Newman is running against Costello in the November election and is the first serious threat  for the career politician in decades.  Costello’s disapproval ratings are extremely high due to his highly unpopular spending votes and his vote to support Obamacare was particularly enraging to the district.
Mrs. Newman is a businesswoman who is adamantly opposed to the health care bill and takes no money from any PAC or special interest groups.

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