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Newspaper: Footlik’s Jewish jokes don’t fly

Jacob Berkman reports that Dan Seals has landed the endorsement of the Highland Park News. Apparently the editors over there don’t like Jay Footlik’s sense of humor (click here to see the offending ad):

His opponent Footlik has served as special assistant to President Clinton on domestic and foreign policy issues, and as a senior adviser on the Middle East for the Kerry/Edwards campaign in 2004.

But the Footlik campaign’s release of a flyer to Jewish residents poking fun at Footlik’s Jewish background raises questions about his judgment in the serious business of running for Congress against a strong incumbent in the fall. His lack of name recognition and regular party support also presents doubts about his ability to be a real challenge to Kirk in November.

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