Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » *** UPDATED x12 - CTU responds - $1.1 million buy - Pat Brady, Equality Illinois respond - Pritzker campaign responds - ACLU responds - Will air this weekend - Biss responds - Ives unveils 60-second version - Kennedy campaign responds - Rauner campaign responds, kinda *** Ives’ other TV ad is gonna cause a huge controversy if it airs
Thank you Bruce Rauner for opposing law enforcement and making Illinois a sanctuary state for illegal immigrant criminals.
Thank you for signing legislation that lets me use the girl’s bathroom.
Thank you for making all Illinois families pay for my abortions.
Thank you for making the rest of Illinois bail out Chicago teacher pensions, and for giving Rahm everything he wanted, and more.
Thank you for betraying Illinois Republicans.
*** UPDATE 1 *** Rauner campaign…
Governor Rauner is the only candidate in either party who will take on Mike Madigan, cut taxes, and reform our state. Representative Ives has already admitted that she’s not willing to take on Mike Madigan and will keep his 32% tax hike — not surprising given her history of opposing property tax reductions. Looks like JB Pritzker has some competition as Mike Madigan’s favorite candidate.
*** UPDATE 2 *** Kennedy campaign…
Jeanne Ives’ new ad is appalling and disrespectful to everyone who makes Illinois what it is today. It’s a slap in the face to everyone who’s brought progress and inclusivity to Illinois. We already have enough hate and bigotry in the White House. We don’t need a governor who stands silent against Donald Trump and we certainly don’t need a governor who echoes Donald Trump.
*** UPDATE 3 *** Ives campaign…
Ives Campaign Releases ‘Thank You Bruce Rauner’ Ad
February 2, 2018 - The ad represents Governor Rauner’s chosen constituents based on the policy choices he made, as well as a fair and accurate representation of the implications of those policy choices. Governor Rauner’s record was similarly covered by both National Review and Fox News, as highlighted in the ad.
Those Republican primary voters who don’t know of Rauner’s betrayals of conservatives need to know. Now they will.
They released a longer, 60-second version, which is probably online only. Click here.
*** UPDATE 4 *** Sen. Daniel Biss…
This ad is repulsive. It’s absolutely antithetical of Illinois values and the type of politics we should be holding ourselves to. Any elected official or candidate who does not disavow this horribly offensive ad outright should be ashamed. We must resist this type of racist, xenophobic, and transphobic rhetoric at all levels.”
*** UPDATE 6 *** Colleen K Connell, executive director of the ACLU of Illinois…
It is sad that a candidate for the office of Governor of Illinois would seek to divide voters by attacking our neighbors, friends and colleagues who are newcomers and refugees, those of a different race, those who are transgender, and poor women in need of health care.”
*** UPDATE 7 *** Pritzker campaign…
JB vehemently disagrees with the poison the Ives campaign is spreading on the issues that matter. While Bruce Rauner needs to be defeated in this election, this type of hate has no place in our politics. As governor, JB will defend our communities from forces of hate and ensure Illinois remains a welcome state to all.
Critics of the ad came out in droves, even among some Republicans. Former Illinois Republican party chairman Pat Brady said in a tweet that this is the Ives “we have known for years. There is no room in the Republican Party for racist, bigoted, homophobic candidates like her.”
Equality Illinois said Ives is “launching a campaign of division and rancor.”
“We need a governor who will stand up for all Illinoisans not someone who will target transgender Illinoisans for their personal political benefit,” spokesman Brian Johnson said.
*** UPDATE 9 *** Text from a friend in the biz…
Looks like she’s spending $1.1 million through the 25th.
That’s basically every dime she has in her campaign account.
Asked for a reaction to the ad, Chicago Teachers Union spokeswoman Chris Geovanis emailed, “we’re not going to dignify this racist, sexist, homophobic piece of crap with a response.”
*** UPDATE 11 *** Press release…
Statement from Rebecca Shi, Illinois Business Immigration Coalition Executive Director, to the new Ives ad
“Jeanne Ives’s new ad falsely attacking SB 31 “Illinois trust act,” and equating all undocumented immigrants with criminals is full of misinformation, hate and bigotry. Contrary to the ad, SB 31 was endorsed by Illinois Sheriffs Association, the Illinois Chiefs of Police, and gained broad support from Illinois business, faith, Latino and immigrant leaders. Since its passage, the Trust Act has strengthened trust between immigrants and local police, prevented unnecessary disruptions to businesses, and enabled hardworking, law-abiding immigrants to continue to work, pay taxes and create jobs here in Illinois. The Illinois Trust Act does not make Illinois a sanctuary state and is in full compliance with federal law. Ultimately, SB 31 ensures that our local police focus their limited resources to keep our communities safe, rather than enforcing federal immigration law. Recent Illinois electoral history has shown that the politics of hate, division, and intolerance is not rewarded by Illinois voters of either Party.”
Republican Candidate for Comptroller Darlene Senger issued the following statement on State Representative Jeanne Ives’ campaign ad:
“Illinois is facing real challenges that require common-sense, bi-partisan solutions. Hyper-partisan attacks that focus on our fellow Illinoisans do little to advance debate nor reach consensus. The Republican Party — The Party of Lincoln — has always served as a beacon of freedom and individual rights. Now more than ever, we need to demonstrate our commitment to that standard.”
117th Republican State Representative Dave Severin released the following statement on Jeanne Ives new campaign ad:
“This ad tries to make a point in the most wrong headed and politically divisive way possible. If Republicans in Illinois ever want to make this a two party state, we must lead with our shared vision of lower taxes, balanced budgets and a government that encourages a booming economy. Mike Madigan might as well of written, produced and paid for the ad - and that’s a shame. I call on Ives to immediately remove it from the airwaves.”
Republican Candidate for Treasurer Jim Dodge issued the following statement on State Representative Jeanne Ives’ campaign ad:
“Our nation’s collective diversity gives us our strength and makes us a beacon of freedom to the world. Illinois is a strong and diverse state - a microcosm of America. Representative Ives’ campaign advertisement is wrong on so many levels and an insult to everything that makes us Illinoisans and Americans. I believe this advertisement does not represent the Republican Party or our shared American values, and should never again see the light of day.”
More and more I think that the problem is not that Illinois doesn’t have competent, reasonable Republican politicians (some of whom have recently departed the legislature admittedly). Rauner might have been that if he’d been willing to play the hand he was dealt, even if that hand was arguably unfair and that he should have been given more from the legislature given what he gave up.
It’s that the judgement of the people with the big money is… not great.
I have to say though……
I really want this to air.
It’s kinda like watching the PETA
Activists throw paint on women wearing firs.
You know it’s wrong
But you just can’t help watching.
Holy crap…..I’m tripping out.
Her voice being lost in the State Legislature will most certainly be a case of addiction by subtraction in the areas of decency and dignity. She is truly reprehensible and is really missing an opportunity by not aligning herself closely to Trump. Not all of his supporters are deplorable, but those that are will fall in love with Ives
Wonder if Breen, McDermed, Morrison,Skillicorn and Cabello want to walk back their endorsement of Ives or are they in full support of this ad? It is the sickest ad ever and I don’t mean sick in a good way.
- People Over Parties - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:02 pm:
To all the giggly kiddies in Proftland all hopped up on Yoo-Hoo and gummy bears right now: all the props that Ives earned from media around the state from her debate with Rauner will be wiped out if this spot runs.
All of it. No newspaper in the state will endorse a candidate who runs this spot.
Not because of her stands on the issues, but because no one wants to be associated with the childish, offensive stupidity of this spot.
With vanishingly little chance of victory, the Ives campaign is an opportunity for Proft and Uihlein to move views we’ve heretofore judged as deviant and unworthy of serious consideration into the realm of legitimate controversy.
And thanks to the Ives campaign, the next political ad to parade unimaginably backwards & bigoted stereotypes won’t be as shocking.
Not sure what market this ad would be aired in but if it’s aired exclusively downstate it would really help her. Trump won big in that area on what issues? Pro-life, anti illegal-immigration, anti-trans bathroom stances, and much more. Any pro-lifer not paying attention to Rauner signing HB40 (most people) will eat this right up.
I hope this ad fails, but I don’t pretend to have any sync with the mindset of GOP primary voters.
And I don’t see how this helps Rauner in the fall, either. He needs the voters who might respond to this ad, to vote for him. But especially on the abortion issue, some might turn out for national and other state races but leave the governor spot blank out of protest.
===Governor Rauner is the only candidate in either party who will take on Mike Madigan, cut taxes, and reform our state. Representative Ives has already admitted that she’s not willing to take on Mike Madigan and will keep his 32% tax hike — not surprising given her history of opposing property tax reductions. Looks like JB Pritzker has some competition as Mike Madigan’s favorite candidate.===
It’s telling that they decided not speak to anything
None of it.
Actually it’s not. That’s the point of the Ad… Rauner can’t “defend”… no, won’t stand up and defend these choices…
Well, this could take the heat off Rodney and the “Release the Memo” crew.
- hope I'm wrong but - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 9:13 pm:
This is an awful ad, reprehensible to every Democrat and Republican that I know. But no one from either party that I know voted for Trump. I’m depressed about this and hope i’m wrong but i’m assuming that this appeals to many folks in the GOP primary.
She spent all her money on this. All of it. This whole thing is absurd.
- John In Mundelein - Monday, Feb 5, 18 @ 11:12 am:
Just how involved in the creation of this ad was Dan Proft? On his radio show this morning he demurred when his co-host Amy Jacobson said people were asking her if Proft was behind it. He sure loves it though.
So much for my planned $10 contribution to ives… She had a chance to make an impact this silliness just shows she isnt ready nor will be for prime time. But hey i save $10 bucks by waiting to see if she was going to take a different tact.