Today the Bobby Schilling for Congress campaign released a new satirical ad starring Congresswoman Cheri Bustos. In the ad, Bustos calls Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer in an effort to explain why she broke her campaign promise to give up ten percent of her pay. As she begins to stumble through her explanation, the line starts “breaking up” before Bustos quickly hangs up the phone.
* The ad…
“Uh, hi, Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer? It’s Congresswoman Cheri Bustos. I know you think I owe you $34,000 because I said I would cut my own congressional pay by 10 percent. But times are tough, you know? Well, uh, I guess you do. Well, it turns out, um, I ‘misspoke!’ (crackle) Oh, I think we’re breaking up. Call you back after November. Vote for me!”
Heh, but meh - at least for me. Perhaps you disagree.
* From the House Majority PAC…
Media market(s): St. Louis broadcast and cable
Start date: 9/30/2014
*Amounts are given in weekly increments and do not denote the total amount to be spent to air an ad for its full run.
* The ad…
Keep in mind that the only generic animal that polls worse than an incumbent congressman is an incumbent Illinois state legislator. Still, not sure this cuts through any noise.
* And in that same race, from the NRCC…
“Bill Enyart has sided with Nancy Pelosi in Washington voting to cut Medicare for seniors and allowing President Obama’s extreme agenda to destroy jobs in Southern Illinois. It’s time for real leadership in Washington and Mike Bost in Congress means security for seniors and more jobs for all Southern Illinois families.” – Katie Prill, NRCC Spokeswoman
Announcer: For the middle class, Bill Enyart has been a bust.
He’s voted three times to raise the debt ceiling.
For seniors, Bill Enyart supported massive cuts to Medicare.
And Bill Enyart voted against curbing regulations that could kill jobs and cost Illinois’ economy millions.
Mike Bost will change Congress.
Mike Bost will fight job-killing regulations and out-of-control spending.
Mike Bost for jobs.
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