Dianne McGuire is on the attack, again. The Democrat in the 96th District state representative race has a fresh set of campaign ads that accuse Republican Darlene Senger of "phoning it in" because Darlene participated in a handful of Naperville City Council meetings over the years via telephone, a practice common among virtually all local government bodies when members are out of town on business.
What's really off-base about these ads is that Senger has one of the best attendance records of any City Council member.
A story in Tuesday's Sun also explores McGuire's involvement in the 2007 school board elections in Naperville School District 203, when union teachers pushing a slate of candidates backed a McGuire group that presented itself as a citizen's organization, when really it was 100 percent backed by the union.
What do you make of all this? What does McGuire's involvement in the school elections say about her character, and is it fair to bring that into question during this campaign? What do you think of McGuire's campaign ads, which she says are put out by the state Democratic party? Is this the type of campaigning you expected to see in Naperville?