On Tuesday an article on the Huffington Post drew readers attention to a dispute bubbling up between Independent candidate for assessor of Cook County, Chicago, Forrest Claypool and his Democratic opponent Joe Berrios.
Apparently, as a campaign ploy Claypool launched www.JoeBerrios.com and has populated the potentially cybersquatting website with a slew of very unflattering quotes about Berrios’s term at the Board of Review.
The website pulls quotes like that from The Better Government Association about Berrios, stating “Pay-to-Play Personified”. It features a video entitled “JOE BERRIOS SUPPORTED STROGER’S SALES TAX INCREASE” purportedly with “Joe Berrios in his own words supporting a doubling of Todd Stroger’s sales tax.”
JoeBerrios.com also displays this paragraph scathingly depicting Berrios during his tenure as chair of the Cook County Board of Review;