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Publisher cancels contract over controversial fake Illinois newspapers – NBC Chicago

As Governor JB Pritzker and his opponent Darren Bailey target November, a conservative political action committee sparks controversy with newspapers, in particular, political ads designed to look like newspapers and distributed to thousands of homes across the country. Illinois.

The fake papers were printed by Paddock Publications, the same company that publishes the Daily Herald.

“I think they had a challenge ahead,” Pritzker said as he signed an agricultural letter of intent with Taiwan on Friday.

The company did so on Friday, canceling a contract with a company linked to the conservative People Who Play by the Rules political action committee.

In a Daily Herald article, Paddock said he wanted “no part of the flame-throwing accusations between Governor JB Pritzker and LGIS”, the supplier of the print job. “The company does not endorse the content of any print work it does for vendors, including many newspapers,” Paddock said. “He doesn’t embrace them or condemn them. He just prints them.”

The governor called the move smart and said he was reconsidering his decision to step down from a policy forum sponsored by the Daily Herald.

Bailey said he had nothing to do with the newspapers.

The man behind the People Who Play by the Rules PAC is radio host and former gubernatorial candidate Dan Proft. He responded Friday afternoon on Twitter criticizing Pritzker, saying he “continues to ruminate on the Daily Herald Candidates Forum now that the Herald has stopped pretending not to be a leftist puppet.”

On Friday, Pritzker also continued to push for the removal of PAC ads that use actual crime surveillance video without the permission of the victims involved.

“It’s ridiculously over the top and, I would say, inappropriate,” he said.

NBC Chicago

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