Capitol - Your Illinois News Radar » *** UPDATED x1 - Madigan launches new ad *** Schimpf vows to “destroy” AG Madigan
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
*** UPDATED x1 - Madigan launches new ad *** Schimpf vows to “destroy” AG Madigan

Monday, Sep 29, 2014

* From yesterday…

Well, OK then.

* You can watch the debate here at 3 o’clock today

*** UPDATE *** With a hat tip to David Ormsby, here’s AG Madigan’s first TV ad. Rate it

[ *** End Of Update *** ]

* While you wait, the Illinois Federation of Teachers has a new Internet video featuring some Wisconsin teachers

The IFT also has some new mailers, which you can read here and here.

* The Illinois Education Association has a somewhat lighter take on Bruce Rauner

* More videos…

* Bruce Rauner at UIC

* Govenor Pat Quinn at UIC

* 3 Questions: Rauner’s Digital Signs

* Bruce Rauner in La Grange

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - How Ironic - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 1:33 pm:

    Well nothing like overpromising a debate performance. Anything now short of having her resign at the conclusion will be viewed as a loss.

    Way to manage expectations Schimpf!

  2. - VanillaMan - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 1:34 pm:

    Well, I did hear a rumor that Madigan could be allergic to shellfish.

  3. - William j Kelly - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 1:38 pm:

    Will the libertarian candidate for AG be present? If not, why not?

  4. - 47th Ward - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 1:44 pm:

    Unless he’s secretly planning to have Mike Schrimpf appear in his place, I don’t think Paul Schimpf has much of a chance at this debate.

  5. - Hit or Miss - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 1:44 pm:

    The IEA video is, in my opinion, much better than the one by the IFT. The IEA video has much better production values, is on message from start to finish, and has a much more ‘positive’ message format even if its message slams Rauner every chance it gets (and they are frequent).

  6. - Formerly Known As... - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 1:51 pm:

    The IEA video is creative. Negative, but creative. Nice ad.

  7. - Precinct Captain - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 1:52 pm:

    He couldn’t fit more underscores into his Twitter handle?

  8. - Formerly Known As... - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 1:57 pm:

    To the Madigan ad update - Was that the result of her ==fighting Wall Street== and ==big banks ==? Or the Feds ==fighting==, after which we get a piece of the settlements just like other states?

    iirc, it is moreso the latter. A well done ad, but perhaps not the most accurate.

    Doubtful it will make much difference regardless, though the timing is interesting following that poll from last week showing her numbers among independents have rapidly fallen.

  9. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 1:57 pm:


    Lisa Madigan has the money at HQ to run this Ad on TV at her whim

    Paul Schimpf, at his whim, might see this Ad on TV if his campaign could afford cable at HQ.

  10. - Precinct Captain - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 1:58 pm:

    What a lame Lisa ad.

  11. - Slip one through - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 1:59 pm:

    The IEA ad is embarrassing for such a fine organization. A sock puppet? Way to be professional.

  12. - Cable Line Beer Gardener - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 2:19 pm:

    Do the Republicans still not get it? ‘It’ being civility toward their fellow citizens. The repeated use of violent imagery certainly doesn’t endear them to those voters who are still undecided. I cannot fathom why an educated man would use the phrase “Ram down the throats” and the other gentleman will “destroy” his opponent who is also a female. They need better messaging.

  13. - Gooner - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 2:21 pm:

    I agree that that the Madigan ad was lame.

    She took what could be a nice issue and made it sound really boring.

    Lisa’s comments don’t help. I sound more excited when ordering my morning coffee than she does about helping poor people fight Wall Street.

  14. - MrJM (@MisterJayEm) - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 2:21 pm:

    “Watch Paul Schimpf destroy Lisa Madigan”

    Unless Schrimpf is trying out for the WWF, that is an sophomoric language choice.

    – MrJM

  15. - Gooner - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 2:25 pm:

    That “sock it” ad is the worst ad I’ve seen this year. It is annoying. It is even worse than the Madigan ad above.

  16. - ghost - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 2:25 pm:

    Lisa madigan has an opponent? who knew!

    best kept secret of the election….

  17. - Levois - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 2:32 pm:

    Wow! that pronouncement makes me even less interested in watching. We already know it’s not likely to happen.

  18. - Almost the Weekend - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 2:45 pm:

    I like Lisa Madigan’s spot for US Attorney General. Especially the 17 second mark where she’s on the podium with Eric Holder in the background.

    Lisa this is your chance to get out of Illinois politics. Go for it!

  19. - MrJM (@MisterJayEm) - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 2:53 pm:

    I read the vitriolic comments about the Illinois Education Association’s sock puppet ad before watching it.

    Yikes. You guys really undersold it’s awfulness.

    – MrJM

  20. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 3:01 pm:

    To the “Rate it ” Ad,


    “B-, C+”

    Due to the fact Schimpf will NOT be on TV, it becomes a solid “B” - being the only one on TV has advantages, so when it’s “Meh.”, it becomes “Ok, Lisa, got it”

  21. - vulcan - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 3:15 pm:

    Lisa Madigan: Fighting corruption just as soon as someone tells her about it!

  22. - West Side the Best Side - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 3:27 pm:

    1) Running for AG and talking about destroying your opponent - not very lawyerly. 2)Sock puppet - kind of funny. It’s good to hear a different voice than the usual doom and gloom political ad voice - even if the sock puppet may be on helium.

  23. - Rich Miller - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 3:42 pm:

    ICYMI, not much “destroying” going on.

  24. - Snucka - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 3:58 pm:

    Haha… was just about to post… Update: he hasn’t started destroying her yet.

  25. - CircularFiringSquad - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 4:05 pm:

    Ad was A+
    Tribbies must not have Mr. Shrimp’s released and forgot to ask how he was going to destroy her
    Guess he goes to work for Mitt after the election

  26. - Big Muddy - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 4:08 pm:

    Well there is an hour of my life I’ll never get back. Schimpf came off as arrogant and Lisa really couldn’t answer questions about her Dad. In other news, the sun will set in the west…

  27. - Angel's Sword - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 4:15 pm:

    ==She took what could be a nice issue and made it sound really boring.


    I sound more excited when ordering my morning coffee than she does about helping poor people fight Wall Street.==

    That’s why Lisa Madigan is so popular. She seems calm, knowledgeable about her job, and sounds apolitical when she talks about her job. That’s the public image she projects. She probably wouldn’t win by the landslide margins she does if she was a fire breather.

  28. - Angel's Sword - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 4:16 pm:

    ==ICYMI, not much “destroying” going on.==

    Really? I only caught the last 20 minutes or so, but it looked like there was destroying going on to me.

    … it’s just too bad for Schimpf he wasn’t the one doing it.

  29. - Coffee Cup - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 4:17 pm:

    Nobody was “destroyed” but then again, nobody expected anybody to be destroyed. when you have $20,000 in your campaign war chest and your opponent has over $4 million in their campaign war chest, then you have got to try and pick a fight just to get the public’s and the media’s attention.
    I thought Paul Schimpf did pretty well when all things are considered. He made a very a solid point when he said that Lisa wouldn’t be human if she wasn’t biased toward her father’s side when he is accused of a myriad of improprieties and ethical & moral (and perhaps legal) stepping over the line on occasion. Lisa will be unable to adequately represent the state of Illinois when it comes to corruption or perceived corruption due to her heavily influenced partisan background.
    As always, it will all boil down to voter turnout and partisan leanings on Election Day. Schimpf was impressive. The Illinois Republican Party’s support of Schimpf was “less than impressive” but many have long ago learned that you can only “depend” on the Illinois GOP to be “undependable”.

  30. - anon - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 4:20 pm:

    One day people will look past who her father is and realize that she has actually done a tremendous amount for the people of Illinois. If you look at what the AG’s office has done since the 1970 Constitution, you realize that she’s moved that office in a new direction. For those who think the AG should “fight corruption” read the IL Constitution and statutes. She doesn’t fight “corruption” because neither the IL Constitution, nor IL law, gives the Attorney General the ability to do so.

    And his “she’s a nice lady” comment is frothing with condescension and sexism. He’s a goof.

  31. - Angel's Sword - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 4:22 pm:

    ==Lisa wouldn’t be human if she wasn’t biased toward her father’s side when he is accused of a myriad of improprieties and ethical & moral (and perhaps legal) stepping over the line on occasion.==

    Without addressing whether or not there’s a valid conflict of interest concern, I thought he made the point very unconvincingly. He sounded like he was trying to be an armchair psychologist, not like he was trying to make a serious legal point.

  32. - Ben Koyl - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 4:24 pm:

    As of today I am certified to be on the ballot as the Libertarian Party candidate for Attorney General. I was never informed by the Chicago Tribune that there was going to be a debate today. In fact last week when I spoke with Ms. Reynolds of the Tribune regarding my candidate survey (that I only received because I called them about it) she never mentioned any such debate.
    I would have really liked to ask Mr. Schrimpf why his hired guns intimidated our petition signers. I would have liked to have asked Ms. Madigan why she refuses to crack down on corruption. Alas, I was not even given an opportunity.
    For an update, I have received confirmation from the Voting Rights Sections of the Department of Justice regarding the complaint I made against the Republican Party. They are investigating the matter.
    It’s not enough that Madigan and Schrimpf have all the campaign money, but they also get the opportunity to speak to the media in a debate format. Not unbelievable in the least. Not surprised that our voter turnout is as poor as it is.

  33. - hanging chad - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 4:52 pm:

    @Ben Koyl- When a Libertarian candidate actually beats “spoiled ballots” in an Illinois election I’m sure the Trib will invite you in.

  34. - Knome Sane - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 4:58 pm:

    @ Ben Koyl

    =I would have really liked to ask Mr. Schrimpf why (I spell his name using an “r” when he clearly does not)”=

    I am only running against him and all.

  35. - William j Kelly - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 5:15 pm:

    I would say Ben Koyl won, because he didn’t waste his day at the tribune.

  36. - Ben Koyl - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 5:25 pm:

    @Knome Sane I pay as little mind to Mr. Schimpf as people do to your trolling. So why don’t you make a valid point? He’s got as much a chance of winning as I do yet he is allowed to get his message out. Seems pretty biased of the Chicago Tribune, and I have not yet to received their criteria for such an invitation. Please feel free to point out any further grammatical errors.

  37. - Ben Koyl - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 5:26 pm:

    “yet to receive”

  38. - Angel's Sword - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 5:32 pm:

    ==@Knome Sane I pay as little mind to Mr. Schimpf as people do to your trolling.==

    If you want the Libertarian Party to one day be taken seriously, I suggest you find a better use of your limited time than arguing with commenters on the internet.

  39. - Knome Sane - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 5:34 pm:

    @ Ben Koyl

    =Please feel free to point out any further grammatical errors.=

    You beat me to the punch.

    Instead of crying about it, do something about it. It seems to me that Libertarians aren’t taken seriously because of the whining, like yours. I think it would help your party’s cause if you actually won a race once in a while.

  40. - Knome Sane - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 5:37 pm:

    And dude, you’re running against the guy, Shrimpf. I think you really ought to know how to spell his name, for crying out loud, er… excuse me, you already are.

  41. - wordslinger - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 5:40 pm:

    Tribbie editorial board probably didn’t know the Libbies were on the ballot. I’m not sure they get the local papers.

    They’re probably busy writing that “new Chioago Plan.”

    I haven’t gotten through all of it yet, but so far, it appears that crime and corruption are bad, education and jobs are good, and everyone who lives in Chicago has a stake in its future.

    Real heavy-lifting.

  42. - Knome Sane - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 5:42 pm:

    @ Ben Koyl

    =He’s got as much a chance of winning as I do yet he is allowed to get his message out.=

    That’s just not true. Schimpf actually has a shot at winning, you do not. You’re only six months out of law school.

  43. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 6:04 pm:

    Oh, Wordslinger, I think they knew.

    And I happen to agree with Ben, and not just because it makes life difficult for folks.

    Yes, they have little hope of winning.

    But in this election on particular, they bring a particularly different view and experience on the issues.

    I can only imagine what Chad Grimm has to say about both Rauner and Quinn on taxes, guns and marijuana…just to name a few issues.

    Although I have never met Mr Koyl, I have no doubt that he is at least as qualified as the GOP nominee.

    Am I wrong?

    The libertarian running for Treasurer has an MBA.

    The libertarian for Comptroller seems pretty sharp.

    I was for including the Greens in prior years, and I am disappointed that the Libertarians have been locked out.

    PARTICULARLY after the Tribune chastised the GOP for their tactics to try and deny the libertarians the ballot.

    They should have followed through on their own principles.

  44. - DuPage Dave - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 8:56 pm:

    Madigan has a huge 4th quarter lead and just needs to run out the clock on her hapless foe. She has indeed adopted the “apolitical” approach that has worked so well for Jesse White.

    I’m still disappointed that she chose not to run for Governor. I could have voted for her instead of against the greater of the two bozos representing the main parties on the ballot this fall.

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.

* How Jason Van Dyke's projected 96-year sentence wound up being 81 months
* Pritzker campaign official pushes back hard against latest lawsuit
* Reader comments closed for the holiday weekend
* Question of the day
* Pritzker orders "comprehensive review" of problems, opportunities at state veterans' homes
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - This just in...
* It's just a bill
* "Trooper's trooper" laid to rest
* RNUG: Vallas' plan "appears to make Chicago's pension problem manageable"
* Because... Chicago!
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Update to this morning's edition
* What's up with this lawsuit threat?
* It's Time To Put Our Progressive Values Into Action
* Money isn't yet flowing toward Burke's challengers
* Lock up your guns and vaccinate your kids!
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's stories

Visit our advertisers...








Main Menu
Pundit rankings
Subscriber Content
Blagojevich Trial
Updated Posts

January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
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


RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0

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