* I believe this could very well be the strongest positive ad of the gubernatorial campaign to date…
John Barr, Brookport Chief of Police: The city of Brookport was devastated by a F-4 tornado.
John Klaffer, Mayor of Brookport: There was 92 residences that were wiped out at our little town of 452 residences.
Tom Souders, Former Chairman of Massac County Republicans: The town most likely would have perished.
John Klaffer, Mayor of Brookport: I didn’t really know what I was going to do. Never been through anything like this. Nothing had happened yet. It was in the wee hours of the morning. And my phone rang. Governor Quinn, he saved this town. That is not rhetoric, that’s a fact. God bless him.
Tom Souders, Former Chairman of Massac County Republicans: This is one Republican that’s going to be voting for him come this next election.
This is a really good ad all around. The mayor, of course, is simply outstanding. The former GOP chairman is completely believable when he says he’ll be voting for Quinn. That’s not aimed at Republicans, by the way, it’s aimed at indies. And the photo of Quinn looking like he’d been up all night adds immense credibility to the spot’s claims.
We’ll get to Quinn’s new negative ad in a bit.