(Downers Grove, IL) November 1, 2018 - Residents of the Sixth Congressional District received taxpayer-funded advertisements in the mail this week from Congressman Peter Roskam’s office in possible violation of House ethics rules. Members of Congress are prohibited from sending any unsolicited mass mailing to 500 or more people, a practice known as “franking,” within 90 days of an election. However, the mailer that voters received this past week promoting Roskam says it “was prepared, published and mailed at taxpayer expense” from Peter Roskam’s Congressional office. Pictures of the mailers are available here and here.
(Downers Grove, IL) November 1, 2018 - Sean Casten, Sixth District Candidate for Congress, joined Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), Chair of the New Democrat Coalition, for a roundtable discussion with local activists, educators and members of the Sixth District on ways to reduce gun violence in America.
(Downers Grove, IL) October 31, 2018 - Today Sean Casten, Sixth District Candidate for Congress, joined Lauren Underwood, Fourteenth District Candidate for Congress, and Vice President Joe Biden at a Get Out The Vote Rally at the Kane County Fairgrounds in Saint Charles, Illinois. Following the rally, Sean released the following statement:
(Downers Grove, IL) October 30, 2018 - Today, Sean Casten released a new ad highlighting Peter Roskam’s extreme views on women’s health care and his opposition to a woman’s right to choose even in cases of rape and incest. The Casten Campaign released the following statement:
(Downers Grove, IL) October 29, 2018 - Today, the Casten for Congress campaign rolled out a digital ad, website, and mailer highlighting how Peter Roskam was investigated for improperly accepting tens of thousands of dollars worth of foreign travel from the Taiwanese government, which “may have violated federal law and House rules,” -- and how Roskam responded by attempting to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), which launched the investigation of him and referred the allegations to the Congressional Ethics Committee for further review.
(Downers Grove, IL) October 29, 2018 - Another day, another fact check. This time, the Washington Post fact checked Peter Roskam … for citing a fact check to defend himself that doesn’t exist. The Washington Post story comes after Fact Checker Glenn Kessler spoke out last week in a series of tweets about Peter Roskam misrepresenting his record during the WTTW debate on the issue of protecting pre-existing conditions.