CHICAGO
11/10/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Rezko Surfaces In Suburban Race

Congressman Peter Roskam has injected Tony Rezko into the 6th District race with new TV and radio ads tying the convicted political fundraiser to his Democratic opponent, Jill Morgenthaler.

The Daily Herald fact-checked it:

What the ad says:

"Morgenthaler helped felon and Blagojevich pal Tony Rezko try for a multimillion-dollar contract in Iraq."

What else you should know:

Morgenthaler says she didn't know Rezko had ties to Companion Security, which wanted to train security officers to protect Iraqi power plants. Morgenthaler penned a letter in 2006 suggesting a state military facility could be used for training the company's employees. Rezko was not a felon at the time Morgenthaler wrote the letter.

Watch the ad below: