SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Jackson radio ad riles opponent, not true

Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012

* Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.’s new radio ad has stirred up a hornet’s nest. Check it out…

Believe it or not, the woman who yells: “She voted 88 times with the Republicans and 88 times against President Barack Obama? She’s crazy!!!” is Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL).

The full script…

[Jesse] President Obama and I are working together. Fighting for good jobs paying good wages.

[Rep. Waters]
Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior, fights every day for the people of Chicago and the Southland.

[Jesse] I sat in the Speaker’s chair, leading the fight to pass President Obama’s health care law. But I’ve also fought successfullyto hire more than a thousand nurses, and keep our hospitals open.Because we need jobs, and we need health care.

[Rep. Waters]
His opponent, Debbie Halvorson, has a different agenda. Halvorson voted with the Republicans, opposing President Obama and health care for all. And she voted with the Republicans and the NRA against stopping gun violence.

In fact, Halvorson voted with the Republicans and against President Obama 88 times!

[African-American male] How many?

[Rep. Brown]
She voted 88 times with the Republicans and 88 times against President Barack Obama? She’s crazy!

[Jesse] I’m Jesse Jackson, Junior, and I approved this ad.

[African-American male]
88 times against President Obama is 88 times too many.I’m sticking with Jesse!

[Jesse]
Paid for by Jackson for Congress.

* Some media outlets just gave it the quick he said, she said treatment

In Jesse Jackson Jr.’s latest ad, the incumbent accuses his challenger Debbie Halvorson of voting 88 times with the Repubican majority and against the president.

He called that “crazy.”

Halvorson is fighting back saying Jackson Jr. is “lying.”

* But the Sun-Times did a good job of fleshing out the truth...

Jackson arrived at his number of “88 Times” by counting the number of votes on which he and Halvorson differed during Halvorson’s two years in Congress. Of those 133, Halvorson voted against the wishes of Congressional Democratic leaders 88 times.

But Halvorson said voting against House Democratic leaders is not voting against Obama. For instance, on ethics legislation to sanction Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel, Halvorson voted with Republicans for tougher ethics standards. That was not a vote against Obama, she said.

Asked why Jackson’s ad presented that as a vote against Obama, Jackson spokesman Kevin Lampe said, “Democrats have got to stick together in Congress.”

And

In fact, Jackson voted against Obama twice as often as Halvorson, according to records compiled by Congressional Quarterly magazine.

Jackson voted against the president more than any other Democrat from Illinois except for Downstate Rep. Jerry Costello, who, like Jackson, voted against Obama 21 percent of the time, according to the CQ statistics for 2010.

Oops.

* Tribune

In a list of the 88 votes supplied by the Jackson campaign, some were not votes against the president but were procedural in nature. Another vote cited by Jackson was a move by DemocraticRep. Dennis Kucinichof Ohio to immediately withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan in 2010, which was not on Obama’s agenda.

Um, OK.

More

But Jackson’s campaign said Halvorson voted against the initial House version of Wall Street reforms and against steering $4 billion in Wall Street rescue money for low-interest loans to the unemployed and for neighborhood stabilization. The transfer of funds had been sought by the Congressional Black Caucus.

“Congresswoman Halvorson wants people to believe she’s a progressive Democrat, but she votes like a conservative Republican,” Jackson said in a statement. “She voted against us, the people of the 2nd District and President Obama, 88 times.”

Instead of lying about her voting record, I gotta wonder why they haven’t really played the gun card yet. Halvorson was a major NRA supporter, and the 2nd is not exactly a big NRA district. It sure beats linking her to “political demonic forces”

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. on Monday touted the backing of more than 50 ministers, including one who said “political demonic forces” were driving the agenda of Democratic primary opponent Debbie Halvorson.

The congressman’s campaign aides refused to comment on whether they thought the remarks were appropriate. Halvorson called the comments the result of a “desperate” campaign.

* But I’d be careful about tempting fate, if I was Halvorson

The president has endorsed Jackson in the race. Still, as Halvorson pointed out, the president himself hasn’t said the words publicly, instead relying on aides to confirm his support for the congressman.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


17 Comments
  1. - Shore - Wednesday, Feb 29, 12 @ 10:53 am:

    The one thing I noted in the earlier ad I thought was that it was all women. They seem to think it would appear that african american women are a swing vote.


  2. - ZC - Wednesday, Feb 29, 12 @ 10:55 am:

    The CQ voting scores are some of the gold standard of evidence in this area. Sounds to me like Jackson is being grossly inaccurate. Shocker.


  3. - Early Voters - Wednesday, Feb 29, 12 @ 11:08 am:

    A little off topic, but have people seen the breakdown of early voters these last two days? 3 out of 4 ballots requested are Democratic ballots, and that’s with only one day’s worth of reporting from Suburban Cook Co. Just thought it was interesting seeing as there’s no action at the top of the ticket for Dems.


  4. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Feb 29, 12 @ 11:15 am:

    Why is he using congress-critters as voice-over talent? Is he too cheap to hire actors (like, from his district, maybe?).


  5. - Bill - Wednesday, Feb 29, 12 @ 11:23 am:

    Junior has “OBAMA-JACKSON” lawn signs littering the northern half of the district most of them on public property. I wonder what Barack would say if he knew.


  6. - Shock & Awww(e) - Wednesday, Feb 29, 12 @ 11:24 am:

    JJJ’s self-immolation routine continues.

    The CQ #’s and procedural votes clearly show he’s massively fudging the #’s.

    Thing is, he’s still on track to win for the time being.


  7. - mark walker - Wednesday, Feb 29, 12 @ 11:27 am:

    Situation Normal …


  8. - anon - Wednesday, Feb 29, 12 @ 11:28 am:

    Presumably, the Tribune still stands by its endorsement of JJJ. Clearly, the Tribune is run by clowns.


  9. - Wilson Pickett - Wednesday, Feb 29, 12 @ 12:16 pm:

    Bring on the demons. I will believe them before I believe anything Jessie or Debbie tell me. At least, the demons aren’t portraying themselves as anything other than what they really are or what they really believe in. Plus, the demons don’t give a rat’s rear-end whether you believe them or not since they aren’t worried about getting elected or their future political career. Give me “evil” as long as it’s “transparent” evil. Then I will know how to deal with it. When it is “cloaked or opaque” evil, then— that is when I start to worry because I am not exactly sure what I am really dealing with.


  10. - Siriusly - Wednesday, Feb 29, 12 @ 12:25 pm:

    The truth may be on her side, but unfortunately she doesn’t seem to have the cash to point that out effectively to anyone.


  11. - Team Sleep - Wednesday, Feb 29, 12 @ 1:51 pm:

    I wouldn’t want Maxine Waters anywhere near my campaign. JJJ must assume that voters either won’t know who she is or won’t care. She is the subject of one of the largest ethics probes in the last 5-10 years. That would be something the Halvorson camp needs to hit home.


  12. - ZC - Wednesday, Feb 29, 12 @ 2:01 pm:

    I wonder if this could even be seen as a preemptive strike by the Jackson campaign, to inoculate themselves on this issue. I mean, “Jackson voted more than any other Democrat in Chicago against Barack Obama” sound like it could potentially be a good line, in a benchmark poll test. Maybe they’re trying to get out ahead on an issue where they feel potentially vulnerable.


  13. - Pot calling kettle - Wednesday, Feb 29, 12 @ 2:32 pm:

    It’s difficult to understand why JJJ would make this kind of lame attack with a lot of downside blowback potential when he is so far ahead. Why not stay positive, focus on accomplishments, and ignore Debbie completely?


  14. - Six Degrees of Separation - Wednesday, Feb 29, 12 @ 5:57 pm:

    Don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story. And, for those who seem to think Conventional Wisdom of a blowback from this sort of crass politicking will take hold in the 2nd, when has it ever?


  15. - Bush Twins - Wednesday, Feb 29, 12 @ 7:52 pm:

    If I were Debbie, I would hold his association with Waters as yet another example of JJJ’s distractions and lack or moral compass.


  16. - DH Fan - Wednesday, Feb 29, 12 @ 9:02 pm:

    @Bush Twins - How about Jackson and Waters: Partners in Crime!


  17. - Cool Bobby J - Thursday, Mar 1, 12 @ 8:48 am:

    This ad is CRAZY


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* No pension bump for Stermer, MJM still not persuaded on special session
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - More comptroller stuff
* 1:30 comptroller announcement expected - Stermer appointed, says he will resign January 12th
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Comptroller stuff
* Golden Horseshoe Awards
* Bears open thread
* More adventures in misgovernance
* Question of the day - Golden Horseshoe Awards
* Petulance all around
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * OnePlus One mini, BlackBerry Classic, Windows Phone ups & downs | Pocketnow Weekly 127
        * Get off the fence and go get a smartwatch
        * Apple Watch retail, Android Wear Lollipop, Nexus 6 comments & more – Pocketnow Daily Recap
        * Our 5 favourite new Windows Phone apps of the week
        * White elephant: There's a reason they give this advice away
        * Galaxy S6 evidence, Sony Xperia Z4 leak, Lumia Denim & more – Pocketnow Daily
        * Deezer update: lyrics you can read or sing-along to

        * Your Partner's Likes and Dislikes Change Over Time, So Keep Up
        * Try An Oil Alternative for Tastier (or at Least Different) Brownies
        * Bing Knows What is Going to Happen in 2015
        * CNN’s #AskACop Hashtag Backfires, But Kinda Doesn’t Backfire, But Then Backfires After All
        * Preparing for TV’s mobile-first future
        * This Bluetooth Speaker Sounds Like Crap
        * Where is enterprise infrastructure headed in 2015?

        * White Sox also had a December to remember 100 years ago
        * Terrerobytes: Future of Cuban baseball complicated on both sides
        * White Sox sign George Kottaras to a minor league deal
        * Kottaras to join White Sox with Minor League deal
        * Loss of Draft picks viewed as good trade for White Sox
        * Windy City revival: Cubs, White Sox revamped for '15
        * ZiPS projections underscore White Sox's riskiest bets

        ...............


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        December 2014
        November 2014
        October 2014
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Only thing even Rahm Emanuel can't fix: Da Bears..
        * Latest Illiana tollway step a heartbreaker to some..
        * What Illinois’ Budget Plan Means For The Gubern.....


        * Illinois farm groups foresee market growth in Cuba
        * 2nd Illinois prison with possible chickenpox
        * 2 dozen injured in southern Indiana bus crash
        * Stolen laptop held Northwestern patient data
        * 2 charged with stealing from Salvation Army bucket
        * US criminal probes nab 13; race questions raised
        * Quinn signs bill increasing juror pay
        * Gov. Quinn names comptroller to replace Topinka
        * Home confinement ordered for ex-pharmacy officials
        * Illinois law nixes deadline for asbestos lawsuits

        * 2nd Illinois prison with possible chickenpox
        * Springfield-based U.S. attorney’s investigations nab 13; race questions raised
        * Quinn signs bill increasing juror pay
        * Quinn names longtime aide Jerry Stermer comptroller until Jan. 12
        * Quinn signs law to nix deadline for asbestos lawsuits
        * Quinn to name comptroller replacement this afternoon
        * Madigan says T-Mobile settlement shields consumers
        * Quinn calls legislature back to Springfield to approve special election to replace Topinka
        * Audit: DCFS loses track of runaways
        * Audit: Illinois fails to monitor runaway kids

        * Can Garcia's run for mayor fire up independents?
        * Chicago's newest workout (and personal statement) options
        * A photo shop for photographers
        * The Life of Patrick Ryan: Act II, Scene 2
        * Office conversions kick small firms to the curb


        * Lakeview pot dispensary on hold; Tunney opposes Halsted location
        * Despite community pleas, CPS puts Dyett HS out for proposals
        * Quinn to appoint new Illinois Comptroller today
        * Gov. Quinn appoints longtime aide as Illinois comptroller
        * Watch: President Obama's year-end press conference
        * Rewriting the Sony cyberattack script
        * time for new course in Cuba
        * Are Rahm's numbers creeping up? New internals show him near 50
        * Obama guidance, press schedule, Dec. 19, 2014. Press conference
        * A whole lot of nothing from the City Council


        * DNA leads to murder charges in 1994 stabbing
        * Demario Bailey funeral: 'The kids are the world. It starts with them'
        * Officials: Child at U. of C. tests negative for Ebola
        * Emanuel's son robbed near family's North Side home
        * Officials: Two Bartlett students hacked into Elgin district portal
        * Crest Hill brothers face child pornography charges
        * 1 dead, 16 injured in separate shootings
        * Stolen Northwestern Memorial Healthcare computer had information of 2,800 patients


        * Listen to State Week - December 19, 2014
        * Quinn Picks Budget Chief To Be Temporary Comptroller
        * 'Uber-gentrification' a force in Chicago's West Loop
        * Durbin leaving Congressional roommates behind
        * Worries rise in Russia as ruble falls
        * Improviser finds purpose in Chicago police mental health crisis trainings
        * Chicago 'petcoke' handler says it'll enclose piles
        * Waukegan woman seeks to trademark 'I can't breathe'
        * Obama re-establishing US relations with Cuba
        * Teaching hospitals hit hardest by medicare fines for patient safety


        * 2nd Illinois prison with possible chickenpox
        * Springfield-based U.S. attorney’s investigations nab 13; race questions raised
        * Sen. Dick Durbin: Clean water access bill honors Simon
        * Charles Krauthammer: How to fight the lone wolf
        * Quote of the day: Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
        * Quinn signs bill increasing juror pay
        * Quinn names longtime aide Jerry Stermer comptroller until Jan. 12
        * Quinn signs law to nix deadline for asbestos lawsuits
        * Madigan says T-Mobile settlement shields consumers
        * E.J. Dionne: Chuck Schumer: Take two


        * LIVE! Braggin' Rights '14
        * Efficiency Stats - Missouri
        * Saturday SportsTalk 12-20-14
        * Coffee with the Plant Experts 12-20-14
        * PHOTOS: Northeast Community Fund & Dove's Christmas food baskets
        * Missouri Pregame 12-20-14
        * New plans address flooding
        * Rolling pin repair uncovers hidden message
        * College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Convocation
        * Community food pantry has expanded in Belleville, but so has the need


        * Nevada falls to Louisiana-Lafayette 16-3 in bowl
        * La-Lafayette beats Nevada in New Orleans Bowl 16-3
        * No. 1 South Carolina tops Central Michigan 80-45
        * No. 11 Lady Vols trounce No. 7 Stanford 59-40
        * Golson, Zaire still competing at QB for Notre Dame

        * Champaign post office will honor black pol...
        * Last frigate at Naval Station Everett retu...
        * Council extends ban on building near Oso m...
        * Caterpillar sees Cuba relations as an oppo...
        * Congressman responds to Sony hack, Cuba's ...
        * Cuba could be beneficial for Illinois trade
        * In Uniform
        * Can Congress End the Cuba Embargo? Many Re...
        * Cuba And Agriculture: What Improved Relati...
        * Republicans against Cuban normalization

        * Sen. Dick Durbin Criticizes Rep. Darrell Issa...

        * Senator Hosts Hearing on ISIS Threat in Ch......

        * Organization claims Mark Kirk "Grubered" Illinois and America
        * With Frerichs victory, Dems move to merge Treasurer and Comptroller offices
        * O'Keefe and Stossel discuss investigative reporting and Illinois 'eavesdropping' law
        * Governor-elect Rauner Visit with Latino Pastors
        * Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Son Robbed in What He Calls “World Class” Chicago
        * Thorner: John Stossel discards liberalism for libertarianism
        * Where's Weyermuller? Celebrating the holidays with Illinois GOP
        * Thorner: Jim DeMint in Chicago. Proposes bold agenda for a better America.
        * Club for Growth Names New President After Lackluster Returns in ’14
        * Islamic State Mocks US With Photoshopped Santa Held Hostage


        * Governor Quinn Appoints Jerry Stermer as Illinois Comptroller
        * Governor Quinn Calls Legislative Special Session - Governor Urges Legislature to Set Up 2016 Special Election for Comptroller
        * Governor Quinn Announces Illinois’ Unemployment Rate Hits New Low - Illinois’ Economic Comeback Continues; Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Level in More than Six Years
        * Illinois Ranks #1 in Volunteer Rate Among the Country’s 8 Largest States - 2.57 Million Illinoisans Give $7.2 Billion in Service
        * Law Enforcement, IDOT Make Final Push to Save Lives in 2014, Roadside Safety Checks Planned Over Holidays - New Episode of “The Driving Dead” Premieres Friday as Holiday Travelers are Reminded to Drive Sober and Buckle Up




            Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller