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Letter: Hultgren alone in vote to continue shutdown

Published: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

To the Editor:

Voters in the 14th Illinois Congressional District must be extremely proud of their Congressman, Republican Randy Hultgren.

He was the only member of the Illinois delegation in Congress, Republican or Democrat, to vote to continue the government shutdown and to push the country into default. No one really knows how serious default could be, but it cannot be good.

Unfortunately, Sycamore is so far on the edge of the 14th District that Hultgren pays us little attention. This makes one wonder if Hultgren will dare show his face at the Sycamore Pumpkin Fest parade. 

All his supporters should review why they voted for him and wonder if he really has the overall good of America as his first goal in serving in public office.

Donald Whisenhunt

Sycamore

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