A southern Illinois congressional candidate spoke to reporters Wednesday about what he calls the false attacks on his record.
Twelfth district democratic nominee Brendan Kelly was joined in Belleville by law enforcement, victims' advocates and fellow prosecutors.
The St. Clair County prosecutor says the ad is misleading and plain wrong.
Kelly says southern Illinois voters deserve better.
"This is what you do when you're facing a lot of pressure. You give into the pressure. You start to react in a way that is something the people in southern Illinois don't like. They don't like seeing this."
Recent democratic polls show Kelly and GOP incumbent representative Mike Bost essentially in a dead heat heading into the final weeks of the campaign.