has decided to vote for in Tuesday’s primary for the Democratic nomination for the 10th Congressional District seat currently held by .
May made her decision today after groups supporting the candidacy of like MoveOn have flooded the northern suburbs with advertising and telephone calls for over week criticizing Schneider for some donations made to Republicans. Sheyman worked for MoveOn before leaving his position to run for Congress.
“Ilya’s negative advertising is full of overt distortions,” May said referring to the Presidential primary. “I’ve decided to vote for Brad Schneider. What Ilya’s doing is not good for us (Democrats). I’m not alone. I’m hearing this from my friends.”
May is particularly disturbed to see tactics used in a local Democratic primary that she normally attributes to Republicans on a national level.
“This is how the Republicans are flaying each other on the national level,” May said. “It’s not what we should be doing as Democrats in the 10th District.”
Schneider, Sheyman, Long Grove business owner and Mundelein attorney are competing in Tuesday’s primary for the right to challenge Dold. Dold is unopposed in the Republican contest.
As of 9:30 p.m. tonight, neither the Sheyman nor the Schneider campaign responded to requests for comments. Patch will update this story throughout the weekend when the two camps provide something to add.