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Political mailer near Springfield features a fake nude photo of lawmaker

Posted by wlpo on November 5, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – As bad as you may think political mailers have been in the Illinois Valley, they probably can’t top this.

The Illinois State Police are investigating who’s responsible for a mailer showing an altered picture of a state lawmaker that depicts her in the nude. The fake image of Republican state Rep. Avery Bourne was sent to people in central Illinois. Bourne’s Democratic opponent in her re-election bid, Mike Mathis, denounced the mailer and says it “goes beyond a late campaign dirty trick.”

Avery represents a district south of the state Capitol. The 24-year-old lawmaker is the youngest in the Illinois Legislature.

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