Davie says opponent accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars from Speaker Madigan
Republican state Senate candidate Barrett Davie reasons that House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) couldn’t cause all the damage he does in Springfield without the aid of people like his political rival Sen. Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield).
“Mike Madigan doesn't get it, but that doesn't stop my opponent from keeping the hundreds of thousands of campaign contributions she has accepted from him,” Davie posted on Facebook. He is set to face-off against Morrison in November’s general election in the 29th Senate District.
The latest controversy impugning Madigan’s political empire stems from his longtime chief of staff Tim Mapes, who was forced to step down after being hit with sexual harassment and bullying allegations by fellow Madigan staffer Sherri Garrett.
Throughout his campaign, Davie has spent much of his time making sure that voters are aware that he’s far from the typical politician. He’s argued that it's well past time that lawmakers were honest with their constituents about all the reforms that are badly needed across the state.
Davie recently took his message of reform to the League of Women Voters of the Palatine Area, vowing to do all he can to end the practice of gerrymandering.
“As your state senator, I will not vote for any Senate leader who refuses to bring a #FairMapsAmendment to a vote,” he added in another post on Facebook.