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Club for Growth runs McCarter ad

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016

* Press release…

Club for Growth Action, a political arm of the Club for Growth, announced the release of a 30-second television ad calling for the election of Kyle McCarter in the 15th congressional district of Illinois. It will begin airing tomorrow on broadcast and cable markets throughout the district.

“Twenty years in Washington has a way of turning some Republicans into Establishment sell-outs who represent their party leaders better than their constituents back home,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “Years ago, John Shimkus became a reliable vote for debt-busting spending bills and the big-government agenda of Washington Republicans.

“Club for Growth PAC has endorsed Kyle McCarter, a successful businessman who fought for pension reform in the State Senate and against higher property taxes. McCarter is committed to fighting for pro-growth policies that will limit the size and scope of the federal bureaucracy.”

Note: John Shimkus has a lifetime score of 66% and a 2014 score of 34% on the Club for Growth Scorecard that tracks how members of Congress vote on economic legislation.

* Here’s the ad

* Script…

CONGRESSMAN JOHN SHIMKUS.

BROKE HIS TERM LIMITS PLEDGE, ‘BEEN IN WASHINGTON TWENTY YEARS.

ARE WE BETTER OFF?

SHIMKUS HAS VOTED FOR HIGHER TAXES AND TRILLIONS IN NEW DEBT.

HE’S ONE OF THE MOST LIBERAL REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS.

READY FOR SOMEONE NEW?

CHECK OUT KYLE MCCARTER.

BUSINESSMAN, CONSERVATIVE; MCCARTER KNOWS THE COUNTRY’S IN TROUBLE, AND A GUY WHOSE BEEN IN DC TWENTY YEARS AIN’T GONNA FIX IT.

CLUB FOR GROWTH ACTION IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF THIS ADVERTISING.

McCarter has not raised much money at all, so this spending will be crucial for him.

- Posted by Rich Miller   7 Comments      


Kim Foxx launches first TV ad “Amen”

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016

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Kim Foxx: Amen

WATCH: Today we launched our first TV ad, "Amen." The ad showcases Kim’s personal and professional experience that we know will drive her holistic approach to repairing our broken criminal justice system. Check it out, then share, #TeamFoxx!

Posted by Kim Foxx for Cook County State's Attorney on Thursday, February 11, 2016

…Adding… Script…

When shots rang out in Cabrini, we hid here and prayed.

I’m Kim Foxx.

Cabrini came down, and I grew up.

Became a legal advocate for kids and prosecuted violent criminals.

But that violence, and those pleas for help, they’re still here.

That’s why I’m running for state’s attorney.

Because we need to do more to prevent violence and protect all of our kids.

- Posted by Rich Miller   24 Comments      


Parsons scores rare and highly unusual Obama interview

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016

* The Tribune’s Christi Parsons spent nearly an hour yesterday afternoon with President Obama and three of his former Illinois Senate colleagues, Denny Jacobs, Larry Walsh and Kirk Dillard. The published story is here. The full video is here. And the official White House transcript is here

THE PRESIDENT: Now, the one thing — last thing I should say is I especially want to thank Larry and Denny — I can’t thank Kirk for this, but these two contributed to the early college fund for Malia and Sasha. (Laughter.) Through our poker games. I saw Tommy Walsh, one of the Republicans that played, and Dave Luechtefeld and those guys contributed as well. But Malia and Sasha, they got a good seed fund for their college, because these guys, I took them for all they were worth. (Laughter.)

DILLARD: I said to Denny in the motorcade over here, Mr. President, I said, do you think the President still carries cash. (Laughter.)

THE PRESIDENT: Oh, absolutely. I mean, we can get a — now, probably –

WALSH: I got a deck. (Laughter.)

THE PRESIDENT: Part of the secret of beating these guys, though, is I would just nurse my beer, and these guys — you know. So the longer the game went on, the looser their betting got. (Laughter.)

WALSH: Now, don’t you go telling too many stories here, Mr. President. (Laughter.)

- Posted by Rich Miller   19 Comments      


“Mike Madigan’s favorite state Senator”

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016

* I told subscribers earlier this week about a Dan Proft radio ad blasting Republican state Sen. Sam McCann. Proft’s Liberty Principles PAC is now out with a similar TV ad. Rate it

…Adding… Wordslinger in comments…

I think it’s a much more effective spot for the second intended audience, which is GOP GA members.

The message is, if you buck the governor on even one vote, if you cast a meaningless vote for a measure that doesn’t even become law, this is what you can expect.

That message comes through loud and clear.

Yep.

- Posted by Rich Miller   33 Comments      


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