Bambenek Releases Statement on Frerichs’ History of Flip-Flopping his Core Principles

From the campaign of John Bambenek for State Senate (52nd District)…

(CHAMPAIGN) – Senate candidate John Bambenek today released a statement outlining the “evolution” of Senator Frerichs’ positions over the years. According to Senator Frerichs’ 1998 Vote Smart candidate questionnaire when he was running for state representative, he was pro-life, supported gun control, and supported reduction of welfare benefits and Medicaid benefits.

“It is a matter of urban lore that Senator Frerichs used to be a Republican and ran as a Democrat when the GOP shunned him. What is clear is that he has had a radical ideological transformation since 1998 flip-flopping on almost all his core political values. He used to he pro-life, now he is endorsed by Planned Parenthood with a 100% rating. He used to support gun control, now he supports concealed carry. He used to support reductions on welfare spending, now he’s got a record backing the radical expansion of benefits and eligibility in welfare programs like Medicaid that has broken the state’s bank.

The only principle Senator Frerichs seems to have been constant in is his desire to keep increasing taxes on almost everything to fund an ever-growing government. In 1998, he supported “slight increases” in income tax but last year voted for the massive 67% income tax increase.

The question isn’t who Senator Frerichs was in 1998. The question isn’t isn’t who he is today. The question is who Senator Frerichs will be tomorrow and what values will he change to further his political career?”, said Bambenek.

Senator Frerichs’ 1998 Vote Smart candidate survey can be viewed online HERE..

John Bambenek Is a candidate for the Illinois State Senate of the 52nd District.

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