I am deeply concerned with the claims that are being made in this judicial race. In particular, one candidate is claiming that he ‘handled’ or prosecuted over 30,000 cases. I don’t think that traffic violations and parking tickets makes one qualified to be a circuit court judge.
When you’ve got hundreds of thousands of dollars pouring in from DC you’ve got to find some way to spend it, right? And when you are playing with big league money you have to play by big league rules. So, you trash your opponent.
When a big money campaign is used to contest an election for a legislative or executive office that is one thing. Those offices involve the making and implementing of policy. An election for a judicial office is something else.
I’m tempted to vote for a candidate in the upcoming race simply because of the brouhaha over who has contributed how much to the campaign.
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There’s an odor rising from the Cole County Circuit Judge race in Cole County, specifically a $100,000 contribution to Brian Stumpe’s campaign laundered anonymously through the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) in Washington D.C.
Like most Cole County voters, I don’t know much about Circuit Court Judge Pat Joyce.
I am writing to address Mr. Stumpe’s bid for circuit court judge. I am very concerned that he didn’t acknowledge the donor of his $100,000 campaign contribution or just return the money.
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