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*** UPDATED x1 *** Schilling vs. Bustos: Pat Quinn, China, outsourcing, Sensata - Plus: Pundit rankings

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012

* Republican Congressman Bobby Schilling has a new TV ad that ties Democrat Cheri Bustos to Gov. Pat Quinn and China. Rate it

* Script…

Narrator: Cheri Bustos and Pat Quinn, killing Illinois jobs.

In Washington, Bustos would support higher taxes on local businesses.

Just like Quinn. Bustos supports a bring-back tax on job creators, resulting in even more area jobs being shipped overseas.

The same Cheri Bustos who personally profits from foreign investments. The top contributor to Bustos’ investment plan? A Chinese overseas land and investment company.

We’re stuck with Pat Quinn. We just can’t afford Cheri Bustos.

Quinn is hugely unpopular everywhere, so that ad ain’t good for Bustos at all. And Schilling employs a clever visual with that fake “Cheri Bustos endorsed by PAT QUINN” billboard in the background…

Like I always say, turn off the sound to best rate a TV ad’s effectiveness. And that billboard works quite well with the sound off.

* I asked the Schilling campaign to provide details of the Chinese company mentioned in the ad. They pointed to Bustos’ financial disclosure statement which lists the Janus Overseas Fund. Bustos reported having between $15,000 to $50,000 invested in the fund.

From page 4 of that fund’s 2nd Quarter 2012 report

China Overseas Land and Investment: We believe this leading Chinese homebuilder benefits from its strong brand and capital base, its ability to purchase land well, and a diversified land bank, especially in second tier cities which offer some of the best long­term growth opportunities.

The Schilling campaign didn’t point it out, but this is also from page 4…

Li & Fung: We like the Hong Kong­ based outsourcing and logistics company for its global leadership position in sourcing logistics for retailers. The company continues to grow through market share gains, new outsourcing customers and acquisitions.

I’ve asked the Bustos campaign for a response. They’re researching it as I write this. But Bustos should’ve cleansed her portfolio of that fund a long time ago. No excuse there.

* I mentioned the Hong Kong outsourcing company because, as the Schilling ad clearly shows, outsourcing is a huge issue in this campaign. The Bustos operation has a fact sheet on Schilling’s outsourcing record. Click here to read it.

* And speaking of outsourcing, Bustos has a new TV ad which claims that “Congressman Schilling wants to keep using our tax dollars to reward companies for shipping jobs overseas, and I’ll stop them.” Have a look

* The 17th District contains a whole lot of manufacturing plants and unionized workers

Democratic Congressional candidate Cheri Bustos turned her attention to job creation and trade policy in a conference call with reporters Monday, enlisting the help of former Maytag employee Dave Bevard to spell out a policy agenda that would reward companies for manufacturing in America.

“I know that we have the best workers and that they can compete with anyone as long as there is a level playing field,” Bustos said. “The problem is, that in Washington, Congress has passed legislation that makes an uneven playing field.” […]

“Congressman Schilling voted for trade deals that will result in more jobs going overseas and he supports tax breaks for companies that ship jobs abroad,” she said. “I support common sense reforms to end tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas and I support providing tax incentives to companies that want to move back to the U.S.”

* Schilling’s retort

“There’s a reason why John Deere and Caterpillar support me, and why major manufacturers in Rockford support me. We’re in a global market. Five percent of our customers are in America, 95 percent are outside. She wants a ‘bring back tax,’ so that when companies want to bring money back here, she wants to tax them, which incentivizes them to keep that money offshore,” Schilling said.

Schilling said he recently met with the CFO of NCR, Inc., about bringing jobs back to the U.S. from India.

“They’ve got 25,000 jobs in India, and they want to re-shore those. He said we should simplify the tax code, bring the corporate rate down from 35 percent – the highest in the world – to 20 to 25 percent. He said they’re OK with regulation, but not overregulation. Overregulation is crushing them. That’s the only incentives they need,” Schilling said.

* In other 17th District outsourcing news, Bustos’ campaign sent out this press release and video today…

In a stunning display of disrespect, Congressman Bobby Schilling yesterday walked out on voters and refused to answer questions about outsourcing and jobs at a town hall meeting in Freeport, Ill. The video can be seen here: http://bit.ly/PTuYGg

The workers were participating in a Congressman Schilling’s town hall in Freeport, where Sensata Technologies, a company owned by Bain Capital that plans to ship 170 jobs from the Freeport Sensata plant to China. Specifically, the workers asked Congressman Schilling if he would support the “Bring American Jobs Home Act” – common-sense legislation that would closes tax loopholes for companies that send jobs overseas and create tax incentives for companies to bring jobs back home.

Congressman Schilling has protected tax breaks for companies that ship American jobs abroad, while Democrat Cheri Bustos supports the Bring American Jobs Home Act and other efforts to create jobs here in Illinois.

Congressman Schilling’s willingness to walk out on local workers at the same time he became the Number One spender on Capitol Hill for using taxpayers’ hard-earned money on campaign style mass mailings demonstrates he has the wrong priorities.

“It is absolutely inexcusable for Congressman Schilling to walk out on Freeport workers when he supports the failed policies that are costing them their jobs,” said Bustos Campaign Manager Allison Jaslow. “Congressman Schilling has spent more than any other member of Congress on taxpayer-funded mailings to help him keep his job, but when he has to face simple questions about his record of giving tax breaks to companies that outsource jobs, Congressman Schilling walks out.”

“Congressman Schilling has the wrong priorities - he has no problem spending our money in an effort to keep his job while at the same time voting to send good-paying Illinois jobs overseas,” said Jaslow.

* The video

Looks like things got pretty darned heated on the workers’ side.

* From Schilling’s campaign manager…

We had requested a meeting with Sensata workers last Thursday. They rejected it because they felt it wouldn’t do any good.

So we had a meeting with farmers at the Stephenson County Farm Bureau. The Sensata people sat in the front row. Bobby opened it up to questions and the next thing I knew, they had 3 video cameras out and started chanting and disrupting the whole meeting.

We faked them out and continued the meeting after they pulled their stunt.

If they were serious about getting their jobs back, they would have taken us up on our offer to meet last week.

A bit on the harsh side, but he was frank, at least.

*** UPDATE *** The Schilling campaign has released the complete video of the town hall meeting

[ *** End Of Update *** ]

* And, finally, the Telegraph Herald has pundit rankings for this race

llinois-17: Bobby Schilling-R (i) vs. Cheri Bustos

Roll Call: Tossup

Cook: Republican tossup

* And

Pollsters at the Rothenburg Political Report have moved the dial on their prediction for the 17th District from “lean Democrat” to “tossup/tilt Democrat.”

The change is good news for U.S. Rep. Bobby Schilling, R-Colona, who has a battle to hold onto his seat against Democrat Cheri Bustos in a district widely viewed as favoring Democrats.

In changing its rating on the 17th District, the Rothenburg Political Report said, “This Quad-Cities seat may be Republicans’ best chance of saving their trio of surprise freshmen in the Land of Lincoln, and both parties are already spending heavily and will continue to do so. The district looks like a Democratic bastion on paper, but Schilling is a terrific campaigner.”

- Posted by Rich Miller        


21 Comments
  1. - Adam Smith - Wednesday, Sep 19, 12 @ 12:47 pm:

    Oh for God’s sake!!! Now a candidate can’t invest in an international mutual fund? American investment firms create international funds that invest across the globe so ordinary people can have a diverse and balanced investment portfolio. It’s not like Boustos put millions directly into some sketchy foreign venture.

    Boustos is a hard-line left-winger who, like most, wants to take away other people’s money but is very fond of her own and it shows in how wisely she invests it. But to crawl into a mutual funds investment portfolio and attack her for it is a new low.

    My checking account is a Chase, so if I run for office am I responsible for every investment Chase makes? That seems to be the direction the mudslinging consultants want to take us.


  2. - Boone's is Back - Wednesday, Sep 19, 12 @ 12:51 pm:

    A Bustos ad linking Schilling to the Bain- Senasta thing would be a lot more effective. Could even have a clip from this town hall. It pretty much writes itself. “Schilling has walked out on our workers time and time again.”


  3. - just sayin' - Wednesday, Sep 19, 12 @ 12:54 pm:

    Oh great, yeah tick off our Chinese overlords. Good thinking.


  4. - Newsclown - Wednesday, Sep 19, 12 @ 1:00 pm:

    Apparently the identical financial investment practices are good if done by republicans, bad if done by democrats.


  5. - Lil Enchilada - Wednesday, Sep 19, 12 @ 1:12 pm:

    I thought Schilling made a fool of himself about the Hispanic’s Spanish speaking skills yesterday, but this Sensata workers video is pretty ugly. Our Congressman is really becoming an embarrassment. I don’t know what I think about all this filming and recording of everything a candidate says. Think it’s way over the top. But glad to see they captured this prize winning moment with these workers. Shows us the real Bobby, not the Hollywood version that’s at every photo op he can find.


  6. - downstate hack - Wednesday, Sep 19, 12 @ 1:15 pm:

    Both ads pretty effective. I think Schilling’s is a little more effective as the tie in to Quinn will catch peolple’s attention.


  7. - Will - Wednesday, Sep 19, 12 @ 1:19 pm:

    I’m not sure what party leaders were thinking when they cleared the field for the unknown Bustos. I suspect Boland or Koehler would be in much better shape right now.


  8. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Sep 19, 12 @ 1:23 pm:

    –If they were serious about getting their jobs back, they would have taken us up on our offer to meet last week. –

    I imagine the guy who’s worked there 33 years could care less about his job. It’s not like he’s invested his life into it or anything.


  9. - jo jo - Wednesday, Sep 19, 12 @ 1:27 pm:

    I thought it was a good question at the Sensa for Schilling. It’s the “best commercial” of the bunch!


  10. - anon - Wednesday, Sep 19, 12 @ 1:44 pm:

    It’s okay to invest in foreign companies…just not if you are going to say you are against outsourcing.

    the point is that Bustos is a hypocrite.

    She’s against corporations outsourcing their financials, but she views it as totally okay to outsource her own money.

    She might as well get endorsed by UAW and drive a Toyota.

    Rich–

    I noticed that Schilling used the IE puff film that Bustos put up a few weeks back for IEs to pull footage from.

    You can see that here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfKzPv7Wmpk


  11. - anon - Wednesday, Sep 19, 12 @ 2:05 pm:

    Another funny thing is that Bustos PERSONALLY gains from outsourcing by investing in that fund.

    Sure she is against outsourcing.

    Kind of hard to say you want to stop outsourcing when you are investing in it directly.


  12. - OutsidePundit - Wednesday, Sep 19, 12 @ 2:23 pm:

    Wow–so Schilling faked out the protestors and went back into the meeting? I think he won that one.
    Love that they cut out him talking about trying to meet. Lame edit job on the protestors’ part.


  13. - Old and In the Way - Wednesday, Sep 19, 12 @ 2:29 pm:

    Schilling is a terrific campaigner?

    The Rothenberg Report has obviously not seen him or heard his incoherent comments! His son is a good campaigner but Pizza boy is not! This is just the most recent incident and its finally being reported. As the election gets closer look for more of this……time wounds all heels.


  14. - truthteller - Wednesday, Sep 19, 12 @ 2:35 pm:

    Rich is right. Bustos should dump the stock and throw Quinn under the bus. He is an albatross around the neck of every Democrat


  15. - anon - Wednesday, Sep 19, 12 @ 2:52 pm:

    Bustos should also tell us which policies of Quinn’s she disagrees with and how the two are different policy wise.

    Who knows if she event voted for Quinn. She could have used her Des Moines condo as her voting residence in 2010.


  16. - Anon - Wednesday, Sep 19, 12 @ 3:46 pm:

    Wow. “Faked out”? The Schilling Campaign looks bad again for the 2nd day in a row. No wonder they released the ad today. That was smart to try and change the subject away from this damaging video. Was this Bobby’s Phil Hare moment?


  17. - hisgirlfriday - Wednesday, Sep 19, 12 @ 3:54 pm:

    Haven’t been following this race closely but is Bustos a basketball coach or was she a basketball star in high school or at Augustana or Bradley or something? If not, that “Court” ad is even worse than I thought.

    If you want a fuzzy happy ad to make people like Cheryl like the music indicated it was supposed to be, then go all in with that and show her family and shaking hands with people and kissing babies or whatever. Show some sunny optimism about the future she envisions for that part of Illinois.

    But if the message you are trying to convey is Schilling is ruining the region economically by supporting job exporters, then get an actually ominous music track to back that up and get some bad pics of Schilling to go with it.

    I mean if Schilling is going to tie Bustos to Quinn for everything, why isn’t Bustos tying Schilling to D.C. dysfunction and Thurston Howell Romney III already.

    Who is doing Cheri’s ads?


  18. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Sep 19, 12 @ 4:02 pm:

    ===Who is doing Cheri’s ads?===

    I dunno, but that ad is all over the place.


  19. - PoliHackJr - Wednesday, Sep 19, 12 @ 4:31 pm:

    Rich,

    Which ad is all over the place?


  20. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Sep 19, 12 @ 4:40 pm:

    ===Which ad is all over the place?===

    Bustos ad. Scattershot.


  21. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, Sep 19, 12 @ 8:44 pm:

    Schilling won in 2010 in a +4 D district. He has legislated like a guy in a +4 D district. He got gerrymandered into a new +4 D district. What could make a partisan democrat believe Schilling is toast after all that?

    Schilling has always ran like the underdog, so this 2012 campaign is not a new challenge.

    Both Schilling and Dold know how to win as the odd political ducks in their old, and their new districts. The assumption that merely gerrymandering new +D districts for them to run for reelection in to beat them is wrong.

    They wouldn’t hae won if they didn’t get, and respect, their constituents.

    The visuals on the Schilling ad are genius.


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