Rockford
5:51 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Morrissey Files Complaint Over Negative Ads

In Rockford, Mayor Larry Morrissey has filed a complaint with the Illinois Board of Elections over campaign ads. The complaint says Democrat mayoral candidate Jim Hughes illegally coordinated with the police union to run negative ads for Morrissey's re-election bid.

Credit Larry Morrissey

According to the Rockford Register-Star, Hughes calls the complaint a “campaign tactic.”

A news release issued by Morrissey's campaign says Hughes incorporated the ads into his web site and Facebook page.

"These ads attack me and my administration directly without disclosing the funding source." - Larry Morrissey

The television and radio ads began running in February.