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Anderson best candidate

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 5:30 a.m. CST

To the Editor:

Well, U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren has done it again.

He is back home in Illinois on vacation after voting against the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014. Fortunately it passed despite his “no” vote.

This is one of those bills the House deals with year after year, tracking needs and money. The federal government is responsible for federal roads, keeping them safe and secure. Large and small businesses need good highways to be successful. His “no” vote on this bill would have eliminated thousands of jobs for Illinois workers doing the repairing and rebuilding. How do you vote “no” when it is a federal responsibility?

Hultgren is an extreme right-wing conservative who doesn’t seem to want the government to work at all. His list of “no” votes is extensive and destructive. He can’t even vote for the normal day-to-day business of the House.

Fortunately we have a candidate, Dennis Anderson, running against him in November. Dennis is smart, thoughtful and aware of the responsibilities of the federal government.

You can meet Anderson at any of his town hall meetings. For information, go to

Cathy Johnson


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