D.C. Film Office Coup! Congressman Uses Capitol Hill as Stand-In for Illinois
People say D.C. is a hard place to shoot films, but that didn't stop Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock (R) from using a Capitol Hill neighborhood as a stand-in for storefronts in his district. But, as the Hill is Home notes, Schock never says he's not actually in Illinois.
Standing outside the Heritage Foundation's Pennsylvania Ave. office, as the camera pans down what looks like Main Street USA, Schock says, "Support our local economy, the tax revenue, and the employers that employ jobs here in central Illinois."
Emphasis, of course, on "here in central Illinois." But Steve Dutton, Schock's spokesman, says nothing is amiss. "Congressman Schock taped the video to encourage people to support Small Business Saturday," he writes. "By no means was there any attempt to misrepresent his location."