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Pritzker launches targeted Senate district robocalls blasting Rauner

Monday, Jun 26, 2017

* Press release…

Today, 726 days into Bruce Rauner’s manufactured crisis, the Pritzker campaign released new robo calls targeting state Senate districts across the state. The calls aim to expose what Bruce Rauner’s budget compromise actually is: a sham. It’s a plan written solely by Republicans behind closed doors and that’s not compromise. While lawmakers are in Springfield today, Bruce Rauner will be in Iowa, doing nothing to help end this crisis he created.

The robo calls are part of the multimedia Crisis Creatin’ Rauner campaign, holding Bruce Rauner accountable for this crisis of his own making and the families, schools, and social service agencies that continue to pay the price.

The statewide robo calls will target SD 23 [Tom Cullerton - D], SD 29 [Julie Morrison - D], SD 30 [Terry Link - D], SD 48 [Andy Manar - D], SD 56 [Bill Haine - D], SD 57 [James Clayborne - D], SD 25 [Jim Oberweis - R], SD 36 [Neil Anderson - R], SD 50 [Sam McCann - R], SD 59 [Dale Fowler - R].

“Bruce Rauner kicked off special session with a sham unity address that called on legislators to support a partisan budget written behind closed doors,” said Pritzker campaign communications director Galia Slayen. “While Bruce Rauner travels to other states and pretends to want compromise, Illinois families, schools, and social service agencies are suffering under his failed leadership. 726 days and counting without a state budget, and Bruce Rauner and Republicans are leading Illinois off of a fiscal cliff – it’s time they’re held accountable for their political games and disingenuous efforts to end the budget crisis. Bruce Rauner needs to focus on doing his job for Illinois families.”

* The robocall

* Script…

Hi. I’m with JB For Governor.

For the third year in a row, Bruce Rauner has failed to produce a fair budget for Illinois families.

It took Bruce Rauner and Republicans over 700 days to introduce a compromise budget, but it wasn’t a compromise at all.

It’s the same special interest agenda that Bruce Rauner has been trying to force on Illinois from the start. Their budget was crafted behind closed doors with Rauner pulling the strings.

That’s not a compromise. That’s a sham.

Our social service agencies are shutting down. Our schools might not be able to open in the fall. Our families are suffering. We don’t have time for Bruce Rauner’s political games.

Tell the governor to do his job and pass a balanced budget now.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

16 Comments
  1. - Doofman - Monday, Jun 26, 17 @ 2:29 pm:

    No snark intended, looking for a serious answer: what’s preventing Pritzker from going dollar for dollar with Griffin, Rauner et al as the IL Dem bankroll for the foreseeable future if he wants? Are the any practical differences if someone else is the Dem Gov nominee?


  2. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 26, 17 @ 2:36 pm:

    It’s what needs to be done to counter Rauner.

    Since Rauner has been governor, Rauner has continually been unchecked.

    It’s refreshing and important that this IS being done… and framed as such… and I’m pleased to see it being done too.

    Good on the Pritzker Crew


  3. - 360 Degree TurnAround - Monday, Jun 26, 17 @ 2:40 pm:

    It is good that they are playing offense. Not defense. What will not be fun is the voter fatigue next year when we are going door to door, or phone to phone.


  4. - @MisterJayEm - Monday, Jun 26, 17 @ 2:52 pm:

    “What will not be fun is the voter fatigue next year when we are going door to door”

    That will be grueling duty.

    – MrJM


  5. - Responsa - Monday, Jun 26, 17 @ 2:55 pm:

    Robocall is way too long. Seconds from connect to robocall hang-up or delete is about 15—and that’s if the recipient is enough on board to even get that far.

    I know some people think “crisiscreatin’Rauner is terrribly clever. It’s not. Sure it’s fun to mock Rauner but it is also mocking the way many areas of this state naturally speak. Somebody might should clue in JB about central and downstate Illinois.


  6. - @MisterJayEm - Monday, Jun 26, 17 @ 3:11 pm:

    Within my lifetime, campaigns and super-PACs will be paying undecided voters as ‘campaign consultants’ in order to get them to listen to robocalls and canvassers at the door.

    They’ll ‘earn’ their money by answering a short marketing survey at the end of the pitch.

    – MrJM


  7. - Chicago Cynic - Monday, Jun 26, 17 @ 3:14 pm:

    Responsa,

    I know you’re not a JB fan, but boy are you reaching with that. So makin’ fun of Rauner for the phony G dropping is now off limits??? Cmon. Everyone makes fun of him because is so absurdly contrived and phony that Governor Ivy League suddenly forgot his Gs that nobody on either side of the aisle seriously believes that.

    Oh, and 15 seconds is not remotely too long. Done much robocalling?


  8. - Louis G. Atsaves - Monday, Jun 26, 17 @ 4:02 pm:

    So to conclude, when Republicans and Rauner do legislative district robocalls attacking issues of the day, it is a horrible, ill-advised, politically naive action which does nothing to move the parties closer to a budget after two years.

    Yet when a Democrat does the same type of robocalls, it is cheered!

    Illinois: Laughing Stock of the Nation.


  9. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 26, 17 @ 4:05 pm:

    - Louis G. Atsaves -

    “Preportional response”

    You’re welcome.

    OW


  10. - Louis G. Atsaves - Monday, Jun 26, 17 @ 4:18 pm:

    “Preportional” (?) Care to translate?


  11. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 26, 17 @ 4:22 pm:

    - Louis G Atsaves -

    Counselor, you are a wordsmith…

    Proportional - [pruh-pawr-shuh-nl, -pohr-]
    adjective

    having due proportion; corresponding.

    being in or characterized by proportion.

    Questions?


  12. - Demoralized - Monday, Jun 26, 17 @ 4:24 pm:

    ==Yet when a Democrat does the same type of robocalls, it is cheered!==

    More victimhood. Just what we need.


  13. - 47th Ward - Monday, Jun 26, 17 @ 5:52 pm:

    ===Tell the governor to do his job and pass a balanced budget now.===

    Governors sign budgets. The legislature passes them.

    I know, I know, but…


  14. - DuPage Bard - Monday, Jun 26, 17 @ 6:32 pm:

    Why only play in the targeted districts?


  15. - Southwestsider - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 6:45 am:

    Pritzker looks like a plump Pillsbury Doughboy on his TV ads. Not a natural candidate at all. Don’t count out Kennedy yet.


  16. - Chadbomn - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 9:07 am:

    He wont be reelected. Hes a flop. Goodbye Downer. You remind me of Obama. Smiling while ruining our country and state.


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