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Letter to the Editor: Roskam Misuses Franking Privilege

Downers Grove Patch welcomes letters to the editor. Letters may be submitted to Local Editor Amanda Luevano at amanda@patch.com.

Downers Grove Patch accepts letters to the editor, which will be posted on the site weekly.

The following was submitted by Wheaton resident Karen Morby.

If you're interesting in submitting a letter, e-mail Downers Grove Patch Editor Amanda Luevano at amanda@patch.com.

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To the editor:

I’ve just received another  big full color campaign piece from Rep. Roskam sent under his signature or franking privilege.  This means he is sending out campaign literature paying no postage.  Franking was established to allow congress to communicate with constituents on legislative issues.  These are campaign pieces and specifically not included under franking.

Rep. Roskam is very concerned with government not overstepping its bounds. I think asking the Post Office to finance your campaign with free mail is doing just that.

Thank You,

Karen Morby

Wheaton

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J. Geoff Rove September 01, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Biggert is just as bad, using all the Fox-Koch talking points in her mailings paid by tax payers.

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