The Republican candidate for Illinois comptroller said her opponent should drop out of the race.
Darlene Senger took to social media to react to a leaked video, showing incumbent Susana Mendoza saying she will run for mayor of Chicago. Mendoza graduated from Bolingbrook High School.
“Susana Mendoza’s Chicago mayoral campaign video is a prime example of her ... hypocrisy,” Senger’s campaign tweeted. “Running for two offices at the same time is unfair to Illinois voters, and I demand she drop out of the comptroller race immediately.”
WBEZ reporter Dan Mihalopoulos tweeted out a seven-second clip of what appears to be a campaign video for Mendoza’s eventual mayoral run.
“I’m Susana Mendoza and I’m running for mayor of Chicago, and I ask you to join me on this journey together,” Mendoza said in the video. She is shown looking into the camera with the words “Susana Mendoza for mayor” appearing next to her.
In a statement, Mendoza said “I am focused on the Nov. 6 election because too much is at stake for the people of Illinois. I’m considering a run for another office and have taken steps to prepare for that should I choose to move forward, but I have not made any formal decisions.”
Senger is a former vice president in the banking sector and former member of the Naperville City Council. She also served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 2009 to 2015. She ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Congress in the 11th District against Bill Foster in 2014.
Mendoza was first elected comptroller in 2016.