Many people in Naperville received mailings in the past week saying Naperville City Council member Darlene Senger--the Republican running for state representative 96th District--is an "extremist" who would "turn back the clock on a woman's right to make her own health care decisions." The text is set against a background picturing a coat hanger cocked on a sign that says "Back Alley Medical Services Here."
Senger's opponent, Democrat Dianne McGuire, is responsible for the attack ads.
Many were offended by the ads and contacted The Sun to complain. Senger called a press conference in the wake of our inquiries.
Did you receive one of the ads? What do you think? Do you go too far? Do you think they are fair? How well do you think the negative campaign strategy will work? Could it backfire, and end up doing more damage to McGuire than good? Which candidate do you support in the 96th District race, and why?