Letter to the Editor | Don't believe ad about Harold

Letter to the Editor | Don't believe ad about Harold

I am writing in response to accusations made in paid political advertisements by Kwame Raoul regarding Erika Harold, his opponent in the Illinois attorney general race.

The advertisements claim that Harold filled out a questionnaire, in which given the choice between placing a foster child in the care of a gay couple or a heterosexual couple who are known child abusers, she would choose the child abusers.

The first time I heard this commercial, my response was incredulity. Now when I hear it, I get angry.

This seems to be a gross misrepresentation of the truth. You see, Erika Harold lived next door to me while she was a teenager, and I know her family and the values she was raised with, and they are not "extreme" as her opponent claims.

I am tired of hearing paid political advertisements such as this that are intended to sway public opinion through misrepresentation of the facts.

I know that Erika Harold would do everything in her power to protect children from child abuse. She has the honesty and integrity to make a fine attorney general, which is more than I can say for her opponent.

PATRICIA REICHARD

Urbana