Anonymous Donors Fund Nonsense-Filled Anti-Foster Attack Ads

In my in-box just now:

Dear Steve,

The next wave of smears and lies has begun, coming after Bill Foster from multiple fronts. The anti-science mailings continue and a new TV attack ad began over the weekend.  


RRbuttonThis latest ad was paid for by one of the anonymous donors to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, an entity that has morphed from its noble beginnings into a front group that launders money from wealthy special interests and multinational corporations to buy influence in our elections. By secretly channeling unlimited donations from undisclosed donors – more secretive even than Super PACs – these types of groups exert a powerful corrupting influence on our country’s political system.

We knew these attacks were coming, but they have been larger and swifter than we planned for.  We need to raise $20,000 for our Rapid Response Fund by Friday in order to push back against these false attacks.

Please make a contribution of $35, $50, $150 or whatever you can afford to help us deliver Bill’s powerful message of standing up for and strengthening the middle class.

The theme of their latest attack is the widely debunked claim that Obamacare will result in higher taxes on families and businesses and hurt job creation – a claim that can be easily refuted by looking at the experience with “Romneycare” in Massachusetts. called these claims a “whopper” saying they are “aimed at exploiting public concern over continuing high unemployment, with little basis in fact.”  But facts don’t matter unless we have the resources to respond.

These outside groups have already spent more than $1 million to make sure they keep one of their biggest allies in Congress. They view this as a very cost-effective investment, since Congresswoman Biggert channeled billions of dollars of excess profits into their coffers during her 30 years in politics.  Over her career in Congress she has averaged over 60% of her campaign money from Washington DC PACs and lobbyists – and has been their reliable party-line voter for years.

Congresswoman Biggert may have the Washington special interests – but we have you. Help us fight back right now by contributing to our Rapid Response Fund goal of $20,000 before Friday.



Patrick Brown

Campaign Manager

Bill Foster for Congress (IL-11)

P.S. The success of our Rapid Response program depends on you. Please contribute $35, $50, $150 or whatever you can afford right away to help us reach our goal and fight back against these smears.