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Darin LaHood Takes Chamber of Commerce Money, Then Claims He Opposes Their Key Issue

During last week’s debate in the Illinois 18th District special election, establishment GOP candidate Darin LaHood claimed that he would have voted against President Obama’s fast track trade deal. Yet this is the same candidate who took hundreds of thousands and endorsements from the very organizations pushing the trade deal. How can he be both their man and run against their key issue?

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Establishment GOP Candidate Darin LaHood’s Manager Allegedly Shoves Reporter, Charges Filed

In the race for the Illinois 18th District’s special election, GOP establishment candidate Darin LaHood finally agreed to face his challenger. But after he evaded a question during the event, a local reporter tried to ask the candidate about the issue as he left the venue. Instead of getting an answer, LaHood’s campaign manager rushed forward and physically attacked the reporter, pushing him away from the candidate. Now the reporter has filed charges.

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Darin LaHood and Ill. GOP Establishment Attempt to Elbow Conservative Opponent Out of 18th District Race

Illinois establishment Republican candidate Darin LaHood is being accused of making behind-the-scenes crony capitalist deals, attempting to mask his moderate voting record, refusing to debate a legitimate opponent, and trying to cajole voters to vote before they have even heard what the candidates stand for in the 18th District special election set to replace now disgraced establishment Republican Aaron Schock.

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