Democratic Campaign Uses Bost Outburst Against Him

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By Matthew Searcy
By Randy Livingston

WSIL -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is taking aim at Republican state representative Mike Bost. 

Bost is running for congress, challenging first term incumbent Bill Enyart in Southern Illinois' 12th district. 
 
On Thursday, the DCCC released an attack ad, using Bost's own words to question his temperament. The ad shows Bost's famous 2012 outburst on the floor of the Illinois house.
 
Democrats are labeling the speech as a meltdown. Bost disagrees.
 
"I was standing up for my constituents and I'll continue to stand up for the constituents," he said. 
 
He stands by his speech. He says he was frustrated, and for good reason.
 
"The general public is frustrated," said Bost. "The general public is upset. The general public is tired of Washington and Springfield not listening to their constituents." 
 
Political analyst John Jackson says the negative spin from democrats, is no surprise
 
"We profess as a people not to like or approve of negative ads," said Jackson. " They work and are always used." 
 
The ad leaves voters with plenty to think about. However, Bost says he has the temperament to represent the area.
 
"I've worked across the aisle with colleagues from every part of the state," explained Bost. "Working together, getting many things done. The constituents have to know that." 
 
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