Capitol - Your Illinois News Radar » Rate Scott Drury’s new campaign video
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Rate Scott Drury’s new campaign video

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017

* “Growing up, my dad was a non-nonsense type of guy. Every morning before I’d head out to school, he’d say, ‘Scott, don’t take any crap today’”

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - Dome Gnome - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 9:15 am:

    Who knew he was a prosecutor?

  2. - Commonsense in Illinois - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 9:19 am:

    Well, it’s probably 30 seconds or so too long. It gets laborious. Nonetheless, it’s a good introduction spot.

    Content-wise, there are a few things that would not necessarily come under the purview of the AG, like stopping legislation…the AG cannot order the General Assembly to NOT consider bills before it.

  3. - Lakeview lawyer - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 9:20 am:

    I’ll never vote for the guy, but it is a pretty good video, though a tad on the long side. Hits corruption, guns, Madigan . . . will resonate with a lot of people.

  4. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 9:21 am:

    Well, dad didn’t say anything about giving crap, so being a politician works just fine.

  5. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 9:26 am:

    The video is a “B-, C+”.

    Seems to try to be smart, but like Drury, if you have to go to substance, there’s maybe enough there for 65 seconds, not 90+ seconds.

    Also, Drury seems grossly uninformed on what the office actually does. As a former federal prosecutor and arguably the most disliked person under the dome, few might feel the need to help him.

    Drury thinks there’s a plus.

    Drury hasn’t run statewide as a loner.

  6. - Amalia - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 9:27 am:

    Very good introduction to the candidate. Includes issues that voters care about….working people, guns, corruption. Humanizes him. trouble is, in this race with so many candidates, the key is to get the biggest slice of the pie. Raoul gets that right now. Folks will have to find a way to go negative on him in ways that don’t increase his slice.

  7. - Postbot 4928 - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 9:29 am:

    Interesting that a guy who is arguably the most picked on and bullied member of the General Assembly opens his introduction spot reminiscing about his dad teaching him to stand up to bullies.

  8. - Conn Smythe - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 9:34 am:

    I actually think it’s pretty good, though I’d be interested in which “anti corruption” bill was featured in that Daily Herald piece. His dad is well known as one of the better class action attorneys around, for some context.

  9. - West Side the Best Side - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 9:38 am:

    When my kids headed out to school I’d tell them “Have a good day.” That seems to have worked out, none of them became politicians.

  10. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 9:45 am:

    West Side. Oh, dats good.

  11. - heroin - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 9:49 am:

    Way too long. He has no charisma. The content is fine, but his voice, his appearance, his image is very grating. He will not have enough money to buy a significant ad placement. Accordingly, it does not matter. He will get less than 2 percent.

  12. - Texas Red - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 9:51 am:

    Not bad a solid B; the “don’t take any crap” line is a thinly veiled attack on MJM and for that he has my respect.

  13. - Trapped in the 'burbs - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 9:52 am:

    This ad, with his one article about prosecuting one low level public employee and his other meager, claimed accomplishments, strengthen my opinion that Drury is a political dilettante with an over-inflated sense of self. After this primary, he can claim his status as a former legislator, former candidate for governor and AG as well as former federal prosecutor. Hopefully, he can also soon be a former resident of Illinois. Goodbye, good riddance to a true Rauner democrat.

  14. - Lunchbox - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 9:53 am:

    I’d actually say this video is decent, a B+. Gets to why Drury is running and what he would focus on if elected AG.

  15. - Reality Check - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 9:55 am:

    This ad is digital only. That is fundamentally a different animal than a TV spot. Way too many folks are grading these digital spots incorrectly because they don’t understand the difference.

    A successful digital spot must be concise and grab people quickly - within a few seconds, otherwise you won’t engage people scrolling past on their phones - and it must work without sound, since 85 percent of digital video ads are viewed without sound.

    This Drury spot - like the Biss spot posted a couple weeks ago, like way too much of what political campaigns are putting online - doesn’t do those things that a digital spot must fundamentally do.

    It’s an F.

  16. - MissingG - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 9:58 am:

    “when a person looks at the attorney general, they should say “hey, that guy was a federal prosecutor”"

  17. - Lucky Pierre - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 10:04 am:

    Imagine a Democrat running to change the perception of the state and clean up Illinois once and for all. Only the tone deaf insiders see this as a loser.

    He clearly is somebody nobody sent which is why he mocked constantly by the insiders who benefit from the status quo.

  18. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 10:08 am:

    ===Imagine a Democrat running to change the perception of the state and clean up Illinois once and for all. Only the tone deaf insiders see this as a loser.

    He clearly is somebody nobody sent which is why he mocked constantly by the insiders who benefit from the status quo.===

    Then this upcoming March, when you pull that Dem Primary ballot, you will have the opportunity to vote for Drury.

    Good for you.

  19. - Responsa - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 10:09 am:

    Ad is too long, Way too long. But over all a good intro to a candidate running for an important state job-a name that few voters already know about. Promising he’ll take it to the “Old Boy’s Club” is always a good election starting message for most of this state’s residents top to bottom.

    grade B

  20. - VoteQuimby - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 10:14 am:


    I don’t think he mentioned that he was a former federal prosecutor enough.

  21. - Olivia Pope - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 10:26 am:

    Can he tell us what he has changed during his time in Springfield?

  22. - Montrose - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 10:29 am:

    Some film editor got really excited we they were able to throw in that quick take of him rolling up his sleeve.

  23. - Henry Francis - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 10:29 am:

    I think it contains a lot of good messaging. If one has no prior knowledge of the guy it could be persuasive.

    My question is why is he running in the Democratic primary? He has no shot. Wouldn’t he have a better shot running as a republican? Couldn’t he have moved earlier and been 1st in line for Raunerbucks?

  24. - Laborious - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 10:33 am:

    Is Scott’s dad Billy Joel? /s

  25. - Lucky Pierre - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 10:37 am:

    Can you explain what anyone other than Mike Madigan has changed during their time in Springfield?

    Or better put, what has significantly changed in Springfield over the objection of Mike Madigan?

  26. - Confused - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 10:59 am:

    Isn’t this the guy who got elected using the help and money from the old boys network?

  27. - A guy - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 11:13 am:

    I think Scott misunderstood his dad. What he really said every morning was, “Scott, go give everyone a lot of crap today”.

    Yet somehow he’s done what his dad asked. It’s a basic ad, not too exciting, boring at some point. But it’s him describing him. So a pass, but not an exciting one.

  28. - IL DEM - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 11:44 am:

    Establishment candidates like kwame raoul are cancer to the Democratic Party. Don’t really mind much for Drury, but if he’s running on “cleaning up Illinois” I’ll vote for him.

  29. - Langhorne - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 11:51 am:

    ===arguably the most disliked person under the dome===

    Al franken said he likes ted cruz more than most of his colleagues….and he hates him.

  30. - 10th Ward - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 12:22 pm:

    did anyone think that was an awkward hug btwn son and father? Looked forced? But maybe the Piano man doesn’t like to give hugs?

  31. - double standard - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 12:25 pm:

    I find Scott Drury’s position on term limits contradictory. He believes that term limits are good for some but not for him. Seems very self serving to try and have your cake and eat it too.

  32. - W Flag - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 12:53 pm:

    It is low class to use the word “cancer” in a put down of Raoul. The man is being treated for prostate cancer. Show some respect.

  33. - Redraider - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 2:25 pm:

    So now everyone in Labor knows where he was last week when he should have been voting to override Rauner on “empowerment zones “ . I won’t vote for him, but maybe I’ll send him a clock

  34. - IL DEM - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 4:37 pm:

    W Flag, thank you for pointing out my insensitive comment. I had no idea. Regardless, I do feel that establishment Dems like him are not good for our party. He’s drenched in special interest and will not receive my vote. I hope his treatment is successful.

  35. - W.S. Wolcott - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 7:19 pm:

    The ad is decent. Relative to how many insiders see him I think he looks good in this spot. I know he’s one of the favored punching bags around these parts but if someone doesn’t know who he his - this is a good intro. Problem is very few of those people will likely see this ad. His people did him a favor in keeping him to a script. Solid B.

TrackBack URI

Post your comment... And please take a half second to come up with a nickname. It makes following the posts easier for everyone... Thanks

In other words, do your best to be civilized and smart.

* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* Brady makes some unusual appointments to discrimination and harassment task force
* Pritzker sues endorser, deletes ad she appeared in
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Candidate announcement
* Best tweet of the day
* Question of the day
* Roskam race moved to "Toss Up" by Cook Political Report
* Kennedy lashes out at Emanuel, while Pritzker takes a softer approach
* Rauner refuses to weigh in on federal tax legislation
* Reports: Former Munger firm gets $12.5 million no-bid contract after a $12 million payment was frozen by Mendoza
* "Every time I see a little kid waving I always try to wave back"
* Londrigan, EMILY's List stand by their false statements
* In praise of Mary Ann Ahern
* George Will: Illinois "approaching a death spiral"
* Rauner urged to sign education funding "cleanup" bill
* Republican Party wants Durbin, Duckworth to give away Franken's cash
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Open thread
* Yesterday's stories

Visit our advertisers...





* In Illinois, a looming battle over the bankrupt.....
* In Illinois, a looming battle over the bankrupt.....
* WILL: All eyes turn to Illinois for an importan.....
* Illinois stares down a 'death spiral' - Charles.....
* George Will: In Illinois, a looming battle over.....

* Police dog to regularly search public schools in Springfield
* U of I student has been named a Rhodes Scholar
* Backers hope Route 66 historic designation can drive tourism
* Lurie recognized for approach to managing pain in children
* Decatur Police investigate shooting death
* Illinois man's memory to live on with Rose Parade float
* Father, son travel around the US repairing handbells
* 80 percent of debris dump sites high in toxins
* AP Exclusive: 4 in 5 Illinois debris sites high in toxins
* AP Exclusive: 4 in 5 Illinois debris sites high in toxins

* House task force to review sexual harassment
* Electric cars, better fuel efficiency spell doom for Illinois gas tax
* Springfield wants out of legislation limiting payments for 5G antennas
* Fact check: Are Gov. Rauner's grandparents immigrants?
* Londrigan accused of attacking Davis for 'opposite' of remarks
* Gov. Rauner signs sex harassment legislation
* Under the Dome Podcast: Governor's race, sexual harassment, Rodney Davis
* Macoupin Co. highway renamed in honor of soldier who died in Vietnam
* Macoupin Co. highway renamed in honor of solder who died in Vietnam
* Schoenburg: Rep. Davis leads new caucus, pleased with White House access

* Like our roundup? Share it around.
* Here's how Baker McKenzie profits from offshore tax system
* Cards Against Humanity works to maintain its naughtiness
* The either/or world of Cards Against Humanity: Funny or Die
* Why do people give? Not for the tax break.

* The exciting Land of the Dead is where ‘Coco’ really comes to life
* Person injured in ‘cooking accident’ at Crystal Lake South High School
* Halsey connects with fans in sold-out Allstate Arena concert
* Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified the world, has died
* Dear Abby: Boyfriend in his 20s lacks driver’s license
* Georgia Nicols horoscopes for Nov. 20, 2017
* Perfect night for the Bulls as far as the business of tanking
* Ask the Doctors: Death from Guillan-Barre Syndrome raises questions
* 10-year-old boy and girl, 13, missing from same block in Lake View
* Body of canoeist recovered from Indiana lake 3 weeks after capsizing

* Negan's back, and he's not so bad! 'The Walking Dead' season 8 episode 5 recap
* Charles Manson, mastermind of 1969 murders, dies at 83
* Police: Boy and girl, 10 and 13, found after being reported missing from Lakeview
* Musicians unite at AMAs in wake of tumultuous year
* Lauri Markkanen shines, but Bulls falter against Suns in 113-105 loss
* Kicked when they’re down, Bears long on excuses, short on progress
* Bills benching Tyrod Taylor for rookie Nathan Peterman was a bad idea from the start
* After latest loss, it's OK to be as tough on Mitch Trubisky as he is on himself
* Rape in the storage room. Groping at the bar. Why is the restaurant industry so terrible for women?
* No. 20 Northwestern gets thumped by Texas Tech 85-49

» State Week: Are Voters Thinking About 2018?
» Legislative Checklist: Veto Session
» How 3 Women Want To Make Illinois’ Political Future Female
» Illinois Supreme Court Weighing Seizure Of Woman’s Harley
» Illinois Supreme Court Weighing Seizure Of Woman's Harley
» Statehouse Ethical Issues Might Need Outside Oversight, Legislators Say
» Prosecutor: No More Indictments In Laquan McDonald Shooting
» Metra Board OKs Budget With Service Cuts, Fare Hikes In 2018
» For Illinois Sex Offenders, Six Years Can Turn Into Life In Prison
» State Week: Harassment Training, Veto Wins And Losses, Late Payments

* House task force to review sexual harassment
* Rex Huppke: Moment of reckoning for swinish behavior is here
* George Will: In Illinois, a looming battle over the bankrupting 'blue model'
* Bernard Schoenburg: Ives says Rauner joined 'ruling class' he was to fight
* Statehouse Insider: Republican primary for governor underway
* Doubek: For harassment and beyond, Springfield needs stronger accountability
* Jim Dixon: It is time for a fair tax for Illinois
* Our View: It’s time for decision on YWCA block
* Electric cars, better fuel efficiency spell doom for Illinois gas tax
* Ed Rogers: A Clinton special counsel won't help Republicans in 2018

* Quarters One welcomes public to Christmas teas, tours
* RDA awards more than $1 million to Quad-City organizations
* The Salvation Army seeks Angel Tree donations
* Construction begins on $2.9 million Mount Zion water tower; fall 2018 finish date
* Underwood: 'Excited for our growth today'
* Nichols: 'Got to play 40 minutes of basketball'
* UI Men's Basketball vs Marshall
* Alive and helping to brighten Thanksgiving for others
* LIVE! Marshall

* Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies
* Lonzo Ball's triple-double sends Lakers past Denver, 127-109
* Gibson stops 50 shots in Ducks' 3-2 win over Panthers
* Wentz, Eagles roll over Cowboys 37-9 after losing kicker
* EU diplomat encourages stabilizing troubled Myanmar state

* Hultgren whishes McHenry County College a ...
* Hultgren and Ruppersberger: Protect infras...
* US lawmakers urge Trump to prod Rody on dr...
* Rep. Randy Hultgren congratulates McHenry ...
* 3 suburban GOP reps provide crucial votes ...
* Panel encourages women to consider careers...
* Geneva Chamber honors Gaines for 40 years ...
* DOJ to ban US lawmakers should Duterte ord...
* US lawmakers to Duterte: 'Sovereignty does...
* Local Congressmen React to the Passage of ...

* This RSS feed URL is deprecated...
* Daniels addresses senator's claims about K......

* This RSS feed URL is deprecated...

* What should we think of homicide tally – on the rise, decline or nonsense?
* GWNA To Hold Block Club Meeting On December 2nd
* Man Missing From Uptown, Age 39
* I’m voting against Joe Berrios, but I don’t know why I should have to.
* Show some gratitude, people.
* Youth Open Mic Night on Friday, December 1st
* Chicago high school students salute Harold Washington as his hearse passes. December, 1987.
* Sunday week in review.
* Dollar Tree Coming To Former Unique Thrift Store Location?
* All Aboard! Open House Sunday Afternoon At Uptown's Model Railroad Club

* Illinois Awarded Funds to Offer Advanced Training on Detecting Impaired Driving
* Illinois EPA Announces Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
* IEMA Highlights Emergency Preparedness for People with Access and Functional Needs in May - Ready Illinois website offers preparedness tips for people, caregivers
* First Lady Launches Illinois Family Connects
* Governor and Lt. Governor Unveil 2016 Journal of Local Government Shared Service Best Practices

* Razer Phone sold out at Microsoft Store, may hit Asia-Pacific soon
* Nintendo Sets 'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' Release Date for November 22
* Qualcomm takeover of NXP to be approved by Japan, EU
* Best Buy takes 75 percent off LG G6 on Sprint
* Android Oreo and OxygenOS 5.0 finally pushed to OnePlus 3, 3T
* Amazon takes $100 off Moto X4 Prime Exclusive edition
* Sprint Black Friday deals now include Essential Phone for $145

* White Sox Arizona Fall League recap
* Sporcle Saturday: Top player performances
* LIVE: MLB Awards unveiled on Network
* White Sox face roster call on Clarkin, 6 more
* Thyago Vieira brings missing heat to White Sox bullpen battle
* MLB Awards grand finale (7 CT, MLB Network)
* White Sox trade for hard-throwing Vieira

Main Menu
Pundit rankings
Subscriber Content
Blagojevich Trial
Updated Posts

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