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  IL Dem senate candidate John Mulroe blasts GOP foe Brian Doherty on Chicago parking meter fiasco
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Last EditedImperator  Jul 29, 2010 08:40pm
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AuthorDavid Ormsby
News DateThursday, July 29, 2010 02:00:00 AM UTC0:0
Description(Chicago, IL) – July 28, 2010. It may be the dog days of summer, but Democratic state senate candidate John Mulroe (D-Chicago) is already on the political attack against GOP opponent Alderman Brian Doherty (R-41) in a race that is shaping up to be the hottest state senate contest in Chicago.

Mulroe, left, yesterday launched a broadside against Doherty criticizing the city council veteran for “his inability to deal with the city’s financial problems” as the city of Chicago’s budget faces a $700 million shortfall.

“His record does not inspire a lot of confidence,” said Mulroe, who is seeking the senate seat recently vacated by State Senator James DeLeo on Chicago's north west side. “People in my community might be looking at layoffs because of these severe budget problems, and that’s not right.”

Specifically, Mulroe is targeting Doherty’s support of Mayor Richard Daley’s deeply unpopular parking meter lease deal which has sent parking fees skyrocketing.

“Selling our parking meters was a bad move, but already raiding nearly 85% of the money from the reserve fund that was supposed to last for 75 years was even worse,” said Mulroe.
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