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October 5, 2010
CHICAGO-In a debate tonight between State Senator John Mulroe and Alderman Brian Doherty, a clear choice emerged in the race for Illinois' 10th state senate district.
John Mulroe addressed the issues with clarity, and spoke in length about fixing the state's financial mess and putting people back to work. He told the story of taking his first job at 13 as an assistant to the janitor at St. Patrick's High School to help support his family as why he is going to fight for job creation in the state senate and help strengthen the middle class.
Mulroe also spoke about the need to balance the budget and help stabilize the state's financial situation.
"If the state is going to get its financial house in order, we need to take the politics out of the process and implement common sense budgeting practices. That's what I will fight for in the state senate: common sense and sustainable solutions."
When asked about where specifically Alderman Doherty would cut, he said that Medicaid is an area he would focus on and that it "could save billions." Reading mostly from a script, Doherty gave no specific figures as to how it would relieve the state's $13 billion dollar budget deficit. He also claimed that regulatory reform and litigation would help balance the budget, but did not say how.
Mulroe also batted down the criticisms that Doherty has been lobbing at him, disproving the bogus claims that Mulroe holds three patronage jobs. Mulroe's 3 part time jobs were Independent contacted jobs that he no longer holds and earned him no pension or benefits.
With less than a month until Election Day, the voters of the 10th district were shown which candidate can be counted on to handle the state budget crisis and improve the economy. That person is John Mulroe.
"There is still a lot of work to be done before now and Election Day," Mulroe added. "I look forward to talking with the voters of the 10th district from now until then about the solutions our state needs to balance the budget and help working families."