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Foster ad still up on three stations -- and NRCC says major question remains

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Though the Bill Foster campaign is fuming over a recent campaign ad that charges he personally profited during his time in Congress -- the ad is still running -- with the exception of WGN.

The National Republican Congressional Committee says the ad raises a central question about the timing of the Democrat's personal financial decisions during a critical time in congress -- the 2008 housing market collapse. While some stations asked for more details about the ad before airing it, she said, they aired it after some minor changes.

"Foster got the parachute, you got the crash," the ad says.

"The major Chicago television stations are all running our ad that highlights how Congressman Foster inappropriately used his position on the House Financial Services Committee to personally benefit. We added language to our ad that reinforces the fact that Congressman Foster abused his power," said National Republican Congressional Committee spokeswoman Katie Prill.

Foster is in the midst of a heated race with longtime Congresswoman Judy Biggert in the 11th congressional distirct. Foster's campaign has steadfastly denied the charge in the ad that implies he took part in a form of insider trading, saying he attended no such closed-door meeting.

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