GOP Foes Claim the Other's More a 'Democrat' Radio Ads with Fake Clinton Mock Comptroller Candidate

By Tate, Alysia | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), March 7, 1998 | Go to article overview

GOP Foes Claim the Other's More a 'Democrat' Radio Ads with Fake Clinton Mock Comptroller Candidate


Tate, Alysia, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)


Byline: Alysia Tate Daily Herald Staff Writer

State comptroller candidate Harry Seigle's history of voting Democratic became the center Friday of his opponent's campaign against him.

State Sen. Chris Lauzen of Aurora began airing radio ads that feature a Bill Clinton impersonator who mocks Seigle for running on the Republican ticket. In a second ad, he says Seigle supported U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun, an "ultra-liberal Democrat."

Seigle, owner of Elgin-based Seigle's Building Centers, voted Democratic in 1994 and unsuccessfully sought to be a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1988.

He acknowledges signing a letter on Moseley-Braun's behalf while he was chairman of the state chamber of commerce. But he has said that during his tenure, the chamber hosted a dinner for her 1992 Republican opponent, Rich Williamson, and not for her.

Chamber officials, however, say the group invited both candidates to speak to board members on separate occasions.

Williamson said Seigle's campaign has wrongly given voters the impression that Seigle extended him a personal invitation to speak to the group. …

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