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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • TV ad spurs complaint in Ill. appellate court race

  • MOUNT VERNON, Ill. (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.
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  • MOUNT VERNON, Ill. (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.