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New TV ads, robocalls and radio spots: Kilbride, Quinn, Chamber, Claypool

Monday, Oct 25, 2010

* This appears to be a new TV ad for JUSTPAC, which is running the “Vote No” campaign against Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Kilbride. Rate it


* We’ve all praised Simon Edelman for almost a year for his Pat Quinn campaign videos. Many of you have said that Simon ought to be doing Quinn’s campaign ads as well. The Quinn campaign is now running some regional Downstate ads, and guess who did them? You guessed it. Southern Illinois


Quad Cities


* I get e-mails…

My girlfriend just received a call from a woman who said she was a rape victim. The call said that Brady was against all forms of pro choice even in the case if rape and incest. Any truth to this?

That robocall was probably from Personal PAC and, yes, it’s true.

* The Illinois Chamber has posted a few Internet promo videos for its endorsed candidates. Here is the one for Bill Brady


The promo for Mark Kirk is here, and the Bobby Schilling promo is here.

* Forrest Claypool’s new radio ad


The ad is running on black radio, but a wider buy is planned, the campaign says. Script…

It’s election time, and everyone wants our vote. But not every Democrat deserves it.

Take Joe Berrios, candidate for Assessor.

Twenty years ago, Berrios worked against Mayor Harold Washington. Berrios supported Ed Vrdolyak and his cronies — the folks who waged council wars against Harold, and nearly tore our city apart.

Today, Berrios is still with Vrdolyak — helping him fulfill his community service sentence for mail fraud.

And Berrios is a paid lobbyist for liquor and gambling interests – passing a law that legalizes video gaming – the “crack cocaine” of gambling.

Don’t let Berrios and the Democratic Machine take us for granted.

There’s a better choice for Assessor – independent candidate Forrest Claypool.

Claypool was picked by Barack Obama to lead his Senate transition team. Claypool’s been endorsed by Alderman Ed Smith and Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior.

He’ll stand up for us – not the machine.

On November Second, vote Forrest Claypool for Assessor.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

32 Comments
  1. - Living in Oklahoma - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 10:43 am:

    Rich, I can understand why you might not do it because of the inflammatory nature of Hendon’s comments, but are you gonna open up the weekend posts for comment?


  2. - Chubs Mahoney - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 10:45 am:

    Quinn’s positive “VOTE JOBS” spots are great closing ads in Quad Cities and Southern Illinois.


  3. - American Made - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 10:47 am:

    Good Quinn ads because they are specific to the area. Brady ad just says he will cut spending but as always does not ssay on what programs he will cut.
    It is late in the game but I hope the Quinn ads start to work.


  4. - Cincinnatus - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 10:50 am:

    RE: Brady and Abortion:

    “Brady has been hammered by the Democratic Governors Association and others for his pro-life views, so this was a good way to make himself appear to be less scary. … What Brady showed with his answers yesterday is that he wants to be the leader of the entire state, not just his base. That’s a good thing.”

    - Rich Miller


  5. - dave - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 10:52 am:

    Quinn’s ads - very good with audio, love having them localized, but fail the no audio test.

    Anti-Kilbride - very good without audio. Or, at least, does what it sets out to do - create fear. Of course, it is a complete distortion, but the ad is effective.


  6. - lawyerlady - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 10:55 am:

    - Living in Oklahoma - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 10:43 am:

    Rich, I can understand why you might not do it because of the inflammatory nature of Hendon’s comments, but are you gonna open up the weekend posts for comment?
    **************************************

    Same here. A lot happened over the weekend and it would be nice to hear what people have to say about it.


  7. - Louis Howe - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 10:59 am:

    Quinn’s WIU ad is great!


  8. - Mares eat oats - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 11:00 am:

    Hey, Rich. You might want to take a strong look at that action taken by Quinn and the association of medical transporters. According to the news article, the transporters said that they would not support Quinn unless their invoices were paid. Then, Quinn promised to pay their invoices. If this is accurate, the transporters crossed the line or got real close to bribery: 720 ILCS 5/33-1. When legislators get approached in this quid-quo-pro fashion (take this official action or we won’t support you), they regularly report the attempt to the appropriate ethics and law enforcement officials. In fact, failing to report such an approach is a crime itself. 720 ILCS 5/33-2. Quinn should have rejected the approach and reported it. Again, legislators and other public officials are often approached like this, and are obliged to report it. Very few, if any, give in to the bribe or the extortion, because doing so exposes them to potential criminal liability.


  9. - Patrick McDonough - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 11:08 am:

    Harry Osterman says he is running as an independent for Alderman, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPJRDtLeN40


  10. - wordslinger - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 11:10 am:

    Claypool got lucky in that Fast Eddie has been in the news lately.


  11. - The Shadow - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 11:11 am:

    Dave — but fail the no audio test.—-

    Kind of disagree. If you turn it off it’s all positive images and there is text telling me what’s going on.

    For So. ILL he created construction jobs and signed star bonds and a republican mayor likes him.

    For We. ILL he created jobs and is help build a campus for more than 3,000 students.

    It may not be crazy graphics all over the place like Brady has, but it works.


  12. - dave - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 11:22 am:

    There is something really ironic about Claypool’s radio ad claiming endorsements from members of the “machine” and then immediately claiming he won’t work for the machine.


  13. - wordslinger - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 11:25 am:

    Dave, there are many better words than “ironic.”


  14. - D.P. Gumby - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 11:30 am:

    anti-Kilbride ad assumes a very low intellect of its audience, which demonstrates a very low intellect of its producers. I’d love to see a test market of that ad. I know I’m biased, but it struck me as a POS.


  15. - Pat Robertson - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 11:38 am:

    ==That robocall was probably from Personal PAC and, yes, it’s true.==

    And hammering on it should be effective even though, thanks to the US Supreme Court, this should be a nonissue because there isn’t one thing Brady could do as governor to make his views into law.


  16. - Amalia - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 11:39 am:

    I heart Simon Edelman’s work!

    loving the Claypool radio ad. you live by what you did in the ’80s, you go down by what you did in the ’80s. i’m also sick of the Berrios crowd and their love of George Ryan. Berrios is
    Spanish for Combine.


  17. - Wumpus - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 12:01 pm:

    I would rather write in Scott Lee Cohen’s name instead of voting for Berrios or Claypool


  18. - George - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 12:09 pm:

    I have to say, every radio ad I have heard so far this cycle has failed the no audio test.

    Very disappointed.


  19. - Wumpus - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 12:17 pm:

    Wow, these ads can be so condescending. Is there a nice beat to the ad?


  20. - BigTwich - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 12:51 pm:

    The Quinn Glee ad is great.


  21. - PoxOnBoth - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 1:00 pm:

    Mr. Claypool’s clucking and flapping has a much credibility as the diagnosis of a practioner of the chiropractic arts — that is to say, none! Mr. Claypool has been splashing in the muck and mire of ‘old school’ as long as has Berrios - Berrios has simply been more diligent in perfecting techniques for arm-twisting, selling lower assessments and developing a lucrative exchange rate with Mike Madigan. Mr. Berrios must be commended for his focus and dedication to wringing every nickel from the positions he has held.

    Mr. Claypool, on the other hand, has claimed the mantle of ‘reformer’ largely because he has been a klutz and boob at opening the money tap available to positions he has held. Its not for lack of effort - only a lack of ability. Like most ‘reformers’, Claypool will bring that lack of ability to the Assessor’s office should voters express their traditional vacuity and elect him.

    The parallels between Claypool and Berrios are more striking than any contrived or conjured contrasts. Both have had careers insulated from the world in which real people exist; their’s have been exclusively suckling at the public teat. Neither has ventured into the world of commerce - one must discount Claypool’s six days in private business and, of course, Berrios’ business interests are wholly derivative of his public position. Both are vain and mean in their campaign tactics and themes - it is less than inspiring to understand that both are running on the theme of ….’I'm not as corrupt as my opponent.’ Confidence engendering its not!! And both are currently up to their ears attempting to defend themselves in lawsuits: Berrios, along with his BoR cronies, defending TWO federal court lawsuits charging a denial of the constitution rights of due process, equal protection and free speech to two (2) private businessmen - simply because they would not knuckle under to demands for contributions to the Board. One of those Two suits also charges that Berrios, Rogers Jr. and Houlihan have been engaged in a ‘continuing racketeering enterprise’ under the RICO (Racketeer Influenced Corrrupt Organization) Act — the enterprise? Why its the Board of Review!! Claypool, his svengali, Bowen and his campaign PAC are ducking and dodging non-’reformist’ charges that they manufactured facts (and sources to back them up) in order to libel and defame a private citizen — savaging a person like you or me just to use him as a foil for attacks on Berrios.

    Neither Claypool or Berrios has the standing to indict the other as a corrupt old-schooler — they both are bottom-feeders in a stagnant pool of favoritism and quid pro quo. The only real difference is that Claypool has been adept at feeding his ‘reformist’ bilge to an electorate that is only too willing to digest it completely.

    C


  22. - Anon - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 1:02 pm:

    In Simon’s ad, is that an IDOT electric road sign flashing the Quinn campaign message?


  23. - RobRoy - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 1:07 pm:

    The fact that Ricky Hendon is “entertaining” to the media and blogger types does not excuse him from being called on his behaviour and comments.


  24. - soccermom - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 1:07 pm:

    On NPR this morning, they interviewed a woman who said she hits the mute button every time a political ad comes on. I guess the “no audio’ test is a fair one.


  25. - Cynic Al - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 1:29 pm:

    Anon — wondered the same thing. I can’t imagine Quinn would be so stupid as to use an IDOT sign for a political ad but…

    I didn’t really care for the Quinn ads. The former mayor saying that too much is done for Chicago doesn’t really play well to someone who lives and works in Chicago.

    The WIU ad was better, but I’m not sure why we need a new university when we have problems funding our existing universities.

    Thought the Claypool radio ad was good, but not great. Of course, I’m not the demographic that they are trying to target.


  26. - Newsclown - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 1:40 pm:

    The WIU story is a good one, Quinn makes a compelling case for why the expansion is needed there in particular, but it is not a story that lends itself well to 30 seconds or less. Better to make it a 2-3 minute internet piece, where he can explain the benefits with a little more detail.


  27. - anon - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 1:43 pm:

    No its the contractors sign on the video. Nice try though.


  28. - KatyH - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 2:08 pm:

    Quinn’s WIU add is great. Senator Mike Jacobs is very popular with the tea party movement and Independent voters, and his words could help Gov. Quinn win the region!


  29. - Montrose - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 3:49 pm:

    *I didn’t really care for the Quinn ads. The former mayor saying that too much is done for Chicago doesn’t really play well to someone who lives and works in Chicago.*

    Isn’t the ad playing only in downstate markets?


  30. - Cynic Al - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 3:59 pm:

    Montrose — are we not allowed to comment on ads not running in our areas?


  31. - Anon and anon somemore - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 6:24 pm:

    @ anon 1:43

    I hope you don’t mind if I don’t just take some anonymous person’s word for it about the electric sign used in the Quinn spot being privately owned. The only time I’ve seen that kind of sign is on IDOT -controlled road construction projects. What does the raw picture look like, and where was it taken? What was the context? Super-trivial question, to be sure, but at least it isn’t about Ricky or Rahm…


  32. - Nearly Normal - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 6:55 pm:

    Aon and anon somemore–

    You can rent those signs and yes, I have seen them in parking lots and they are NOT IDOT property.


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