Bunny trouble? Foster criticized for upcoming fundraiser with Hefner:
The National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee has jumped on an upcoming fundraiser for 11th District Democratic hopeful Bill Foster, of Naperville, July 27 at Scoozi Restaurant in Chicago.
Along with former state comptroller and lawmaker Dawn Clark Netsch, and former U.S. Sen. Adlai Stevenson III, headlining the fundraiser will be former Playboy Chair and CEO Christie Hefner, daughter of Hugh Hefner.
The NRCC is jumping on Foster - who is running against Republican Congresswoman Judy Biggert, of Hinsdale - saying the fundraiser with Hefner is “bizarre” because “Foster pretends to be an advocate for women’s rights.”
Tickets range from $250 to $2,500 a pop.
Foster's campaign gave the following response:
"When given the opportunity to stand up for middle class women, Congresswoman Biggert turned her back and voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness act because she does not believe that women deserve equal pay for equal work as their male counterparts. Washington is broken and Congresswoman Biggert has become part of the problem.”
And, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee hit back Monday, with e-mail blasts suggesting that "foreign Chinese prostitution money is allegedly behind" Republicans attempt to keep the majority, after the Associated Press reported that Sheldon Adelson – the single largest donor to House Republicans – allegedly “personally approved of prostitution and knew of other improper activity at his company's properties in the Chinese enclave” of Macau, China.
The new 11th Congressional District crosses five counties, and includes parts of Aurora, Bolingbrook, Joliet, Montgomery, Naperville, New Lenox, Shorewood, and Woodridge.