SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Over a million bucks so far spent against Schneider

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

* From Congressman Brad Schneider’s campaign…

FIRST

Karl Rove dumped $640,000 on Chicagoland T.V. to smear Brad’s progressive record.

THEN

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched another HALF-MILLION dollar ad blitz against Brad.

NOW

Moments ago, we learned Republican Bob Dold is piling on with an ad buy of his own.

You do the Math.

If we don’t have the resources to fight back against the onslaught of Republican attacks, Democrats could lose the 10th district for a decade.

There’s nothing on Dold’s YouTube page yet, and we’ve already discussed the US Chamber ad, but Rove finally posted his anti-Schneider ad

Rate it.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


15 Comments
  1. - Pete - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 9:50 am:

    Maybe if you’re making policy that has this much of a blitz to it, you should lose the 10th district?

    These ads should reinforce his base. Why would he need to counter the attacks… unless it’s a gerrymander’d district and the 10th isn’t really populated with progressive Democrats?

    Not good for Brad.


  2. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 9:55 am:

    Obamacare is toxic enough for it to make a difference in this congressional race.

    This is why these kinds of ads work.
    1. They are pitched to all voters.
    2. They ask all voters to contact their congressman.
    3. They offer a solution to the problem, which includes the targeted congressman.
    4. These ads are not personal attacks, they are attacks on a congressman’s policy stands on an issue.
    5. They target one issue and let’s viewers understand that the targeted congressman can change their position by taking a specific action.

    Grade: B

    Now- it would be nice if we could just avoid the insults and straw man attacks against the group buying the ad time, and the individual leading this group. It would be really nice to read other opinions which address the Obamacare issue in this congressional district.


  3. - Shore - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 9:56 am:

    the guy is in a district gerrymandered to his benefit Republican candidates for president haven’t won in the internet age. not much to complain about.


  4. - Just Observing - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 9:57 am:

    I don’t think attacking Obamacare will win over the independents in the district. I guess they polled on the issue, but I think more and more people are beginning to accept (and not fear) Obamacare.


  5. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 10:01 am:

    I don’t think GOP House candidates should bring up Medicare. When they do, they step on it eventually.

    Surprised Rove is raising money after his washout last cycle. Why him? There are others to contribute to.


  6. - walker - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 10:06 am:

    This is not a winning message among independents in the district. There are better ways for Dold to attack Schneider.

    Clear evidence these national PAC ads are not coordinated with local campaigns.


  7. - walker - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 10:15 am:

    Now if Dold could promise to “Freeze Your Property Taxes” he’d win in a landslide, (and have abut as much likelihood of fulfilling that promise.)


  8. - fed up - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 10:25 am:

    WoW. Their is no crying in politics. Madigan gives him a district drawn just for him and he is crying that he cant defend it. Not sure he is the right man to lead if he cant raise money in Blue Illinois


  9. - downstate hack - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 10:37 am:

    This is an ad urging him to repeal ObamaCare, but really doesn’t speak against his re-election. Not an effective political ad IMHO.


  10. - A guy... - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 10:39 am:

    Walk, I disagree a bit. This district has a lot of seniors, former and active military, etc. It’s a direct hit on policy. They are accentuating that the administration and everyone who supported them were consciously untruthful about the details of the ACA. That rankles seniors and parents with kids turning 27. Someone above stated people are getting comfortable with “Obamacare”. I have experienced just the opposite. The people I’ve spoken with say regularly that they are being forced to accept bad policy.

    The ad is a pass. It’s not incendiary and it hits a target audience smack dab in the middle of a sweet spot.


  11. - Sue - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 10:42 am:

    One of Schneider’s problems is that a lot of 10th District voters think Dold is still their congressman-Brad has been pretty low key the last two years almost like a ghost


  12. - Steve - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 11:05 am:

    This is a very good ad. Reminding many voters in Schneider’s district that ObamaCare is costing them more money. Many voters in Schneider’s district had cheaper and better health care policies before ObamaCare.


  13. - Demoralized - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 1:36 pm:

    ==The people I’ve spoken with say regularly that they are being forced to accept bad policy.==

    Have you been impacted by the ACA? Because neither myself nor anybody I know has been affected by it. It’s my opinion that the negatives against the ACA have more to do with the very successful PR campaign against it by the Republicans rather than the program itself. The White House lost this PR battle a long time ago and the views of the “public” indicate that.

    That said, I think the ACA isn’t a very strong argument here. I’m not sure Karl Rove has a good grasp on the politics in Illinois. It seems he isn’t spending his PAC’s money very wisely in this state.


  14. - Sick of it all - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 2:49 pm:

    We will find out if the money was well spent come election time.


  15. - Modest Proposal - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 8:23 pm:

    It starts with Obamacare costs too much, and talks about repeal of obamacare. This is a very blue progressive district. They should not have even mentioned obamacare. They should have stuck with the cuts to medicare.

    As soon as Obamacare is mentioned the people who support the law will tune out and miss the message.

    I give it a C+


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* Long list of appointments by Gov. Rauner
* Question of the day
* *** UPDATED x1 *** The Democrats' budget time bomb is starting to explode
* State threatens to zap all Chicago GSA school funding
* Another optics problem
* This is why we can't have nice things
* Tiny, secluded county wants no part of ATV plan
* It's just a bill
* Feds drop drug conspiracy charges
* Governing ain't easy
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* 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

          
        * What is the ideal app development strategy?
        * iPhone wins big while Windows Phone runs on empty | Pocketnow Weekly 133 (Podcast)
        * Google Cellular, Apple Watch battery, Windows 10 comments & more – Pocketnow Daily Recap
        * The Week in iPad Cases: Backpacks from Spigen and iSkin, an OtterBox screen protector, and more
        * Improve your game of Go (or just keep playing) with this collection of apps
        * Apple's missing out on X: Where X is whatever isn't shipping yet
        * Apple and Samsung tied, Microsoft + Cyanogen, LG G4 & more – Pocketnow Daily

        * Hideo Kojima Refutes Metal Gear Rising 2 Teaser Speculation At Taipei Game Show
        * Windows 10 For Phones Preview Rumored For 4th February
        * Jailbreaker Comex Releases Cydia Alternative Called Substitute
        * Samsung Patent Reveals Phone With Dual Curved Displays
        * HTC’s Fitness Band To Launch Stateside First [Rumor]
        * Motorola Keylink Not Discontinued, Will Return In The Next Few Weeks
        * Hone a Knife with Black and White Newspaper

        * Agent: Samardzija open to extension talks with White Sox
        * James Shields is the biggest February item of baseball business
        * Sale 'speechless' at FGCU jersey retirement
        * Terrerobytes: More about the White Sox's fateful dinner
        * Rodon leads White Sox trio on list of Top 100 Prospects
        * Inbox: How will new-look Sox lineup affect Abreu?
        * Keith Law likes the White Sox (more than PECOTA does, anyway)

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


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

        Archives
        January 2015
        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


        * Major snowstorm hits Chicago, heads toward New .....
        * US storm threatens Chicago with heavy snow, str.....
        * Worst of snow misses Springfield; city lifts sn.....
        * Storm blankets US Midwest in snow..
        * Slow-moving storm blankets the Midwest in heavy.....
        * Report: Ill. paid over $1.8M for medical pot pr.....
        * Illinois governor urges against travel during s.....
        * Storm blankets US Midwest in snow, creeps towar.....
        * As evening approaches, blizzard shows little si.....
        * OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Chance to see local .....


        * Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast
        * Power outages reported during Chicago area storm
        * Illinois governor urges against travel during storm
        * Report: Illinois paid over $1.8M for medical pot program
        * Northern Illinois students press for underage access to bars
        * Overturned tanker forces closure of central Illinois freeway
        * Fact Check: Rauner arguments for reform don't all add up
        * Chicago area attractions close because of weather
        * Winter blizzard cancels over 1,000 Chicago flights
        * Judge: Quincy man accused in beating death mentally fit

        * Report: Illinois paid more than $1.8M for medical pot program
        * Observers await specifics in Rauner's first State of the State speech
        * Statehouse Insider: Rauner pension slide slides over some details
        * Bill to ban pure caffeine introduced in General Assembly
        * Rauner defends paying staff more than Quinn did
        * Local lawmakers named to paid committee positions
        * Decision looms on ATV facility in western Illinois park
        * 'Right to Try' bill would give access to experimental drugs
        * Top Rauner staff receiving higher pay than Quinn's
        * Springfield lawmakers want oversight commission to monitor 10th Street rail promises

        * Weather scraps more than 1,100 Chicago flights
        * The paperless office is here, so why is Acco stock up?
        * Elected or apppointed? Pick your poison for Chicago Board of Ed
        * Governor to find out if Illinois is ready for 'right to work'
        * Rauner's CFO sharpens axe for Illinois budget


          * Where are the Chicago-area construction projects in 2015?
          * Patriots, Seahawks fans in Chicago brave blizzard to reach team bars
          * Pastor shot in Back of the Yards church
          * Say it ain't so: Blizzard 'still intensifying'
          * Restaurants closing early due to the storm
          * Rauner faces immediate test as Illinois runs out of day care money
          * Snowfall could be windfall for furniture store customers
          * Bolingbrook man dies week after Lawndale shooting
          * 'Frozen' show goes on despite blizzard


          * Jason Barickman
          * Latest Update: Springfield Area Expecting 3-6 Inches
          * Springfield Attorney Picked To Chair Illinois Gaming Board
          * Up To 8 Inches Of Snow Forecast For Springfield Area
          * Could Rauner's Spending Hold Derail New Train Routes?
          * Listen to State Week - January 30, 2015
          * Rauner Staff Receiving Higher Pay Than Quinn's
          * Rauner Defends Higher Staff Salaries
          * Unmasking Ernie Banks
          * Guzzardi Wants Parents To Be Able To Opt Kids Out Of Testing


          * Report: Illinois paid more than $1.8M for medical pot program
          * Our Opinion: Rauner driving wedges instead of building bridges
          * Bernard Schoenburg: Campaign discussion — Oak Ridge to park district?
          * Sharmin Doering: Simulation helps local officials understand poverty struggles
          * Steven Simpson-Black: Human rights struggle continues 150 years after the 13th Amendment
          * Quote of the Day: Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
          * Observers await specifics in Rauner's first State of the State speech
          * Statehouse Insider: Rauner pension slide slides over some details
          * Statehouse Insider: Rauner pension slide slides over some details
          * In My View: Remembering Mary Lou "Smokey" Schneider


          * Northern Illinois students press for underage access to bars
          * Coroner confirmed murder-suicide claimed two
          * Helen Thom
          * Updated: crews cleaning up I-57 after tanker spill; homes evacuated
          * Report: Illinois paid over $1.8M for medical pot program
          * University of Illinois Women's Basketball vs Wisconsin
          * Bellevue delving into its war past
          * Richey: Illini losing streak hits seven
          * Upcoming Services
          * Winter blizzard cancels about 1,600 Chicago flights


          * Jordan committed to anti-IS coalition
          * Immigrants' cases face years of delay
          * Snow cancels events, makes roads treacherous
          * Dubnyk stops 35 shots, Wild beat Canucks 4-2
          * No. 5 Maryland women beat No. 20 Iowa 93-88

          * Congressional perks aren't what they once ...
          * House immigration rollback bill going nowh...
          * Immigration bill passes with Rep. Schock a...
          * Rep. Aaron Schock's amendment seeks priori...
          * Congressman Aaron Schock Helps Release Pri...
          * Bost, Shimkus take oaths in Benton ceremon...
          * US Congressmen Take Ceremonial Oath in Ben...
          * US Dick Durbin and US Rep. Aaron Schock: O...
          * Congressional swearing-in held at Benton, ...
          * Schock attends Holocaust concert in Rome, ...

          * Baker: Congress Speech Could Backfire on B......
          * January White House Photo Diary...

          * Redskins spent $180,000 lobbying to keep n......

          * Not Long for This World? The Story of Birch Burdette Long's Mariano Park, as it goes out For Bid
          * Facebook me!
          * My Chicago 35th ward alderman Rey Colon just doing his job. DUI video emerges.
          * Why are the names of public pension investment managers a secret? Pay-to-play in Chicago.
          * We’ve moved!
          * In The Lyons Of Fire
          * BGA Backs New State Disclosure Effort
          * Budget Crisis Task Force Examines Illinois’ Debt Woes
          * To Cut Costs, Suburbs Eye Police Dept. Merger
          * State’s High Court Hears IG’s Case


          * IDHS reminds eligible workers to take advantage of free tax help and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) - More than 30 sites offer free tax services Statewide
          * IEMA, American Lung Association Launch Health House - Radon Excellence Program in Savoy - Two Champaign builders coordinating with Heyworth radon mitigator in program to reduce radon-related lung cancer risks in new homes
          * One Confirmed Case of Measles in Illinois
          * Governor announces latest round of agency appointments
          * Rauner announces “Turnaround Team” - Stellar team to help turn Illinois around




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