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*** 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

Friday, Feb 2, 2018

* Yesterday…



The reason for the confusion, I’m told, is because Proft was doing the buy and the announcer appears in a lot of Proft’s other spots. But, as you will see, the ad is paid for by the Ives campaign.

I’m also told the ad has not yet aired, but is sitting at several TV stations, which is how I came to get it.

* Without further ado

* Transcript…

Stay tuned for a special message.

We want to say thank you.

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.

Thank you.

*** 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 5 *** Tina…



*** 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.

*** UPDATE 8 *** Sun-Times

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.

*** UPDATE 10 *** Tribune

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.”

And…

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.”

And…

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.”

* And…

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.”

- Posted by Rich Miller        

109 Comments
  1. - Anonymous - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:30 pm:

    Wow…I have no words.


  2. - The Captain - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:32 pm:

    This campaign season just went from light beer to Malort.


  3. - Freaked out - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:33 pm:

    For a second I forgot how bad Rauner was.


  4. - NIU Grad - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:34 pm:

    Ives and Proft just made Bruce Rauner the moderate candidate for Governor.


  5. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:36 pm:

    “… signed bills with taxpayer funded abortions, left-thinking criminal justice reform and a bill other Republicans misidentifying as “sanctuary state” legislation.“

    Just as Ives wants an Ad to look… with this framing.


  6. - Say What? - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:36 pm:

    Perfect analogy Captain.


  7. - Almost the Weekend - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:36 pm:

    I’m going to assume this ad buy is in every media market besides Chicago.


  8. - Anonymous - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:37 pm:

    Stay classy, GOP.


  9. - PJ - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:37 pm:

    We need a slogan contest for her yard signs.

    Vote Jeanne: Because slavery wasn’t really that bad

    Vote Jeanne: Let’s party like it’s 1963

    Vote Jeanne: People different than me are scary


  10. - Amber Ale - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:38 pm:

    This ad only makes sense in a world where Proft and Ives are false-flagging to make Rauner more electable in the general.


  11. - BlackHawk Boone - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:38 pm:

    How long until Ives busts out the red hats?


  12. - Retired Educator - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:39 pm:

    Wow-That will leave a mark on someone.


  13. - whetstone - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:40 pm:

    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.


  14. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:40 pm:

    This helps Rauner in April…

    …today?

    Whew.


  15. - WSJ Paywall - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:41 pm:

    Horrific


  16. - Served - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:42 pm:

    My bingo card burst into flames.


  17. - old time golfer - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:42 pm:

    OW- She might not hit the 37.5 after watching this.


  18. - Anonymous - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:42 pm:

    @ P. J. — The Republicans provided votes for the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Democrats tried to filibuster it.


  19. - Honeybear - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:44 pm:

    No way…….wow……..
    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.


  20. - Molsher - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:44 pm:

    The dude in drag looks like Gene Simmons.


  21. - Roadrager - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:46 pm:

    Someone is greatly overestimating the size of the MAGA base in this state. Hope it wins her the primary.


  22. - Redraider - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:46 pm:

    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


  23. - slow down - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:46 pm:

    Normally I’d be happy to see an ad take Rauner to task for his horrendous tenure but that ad is disgraceful and reveals more about Jeane Ives than it does about Rauner.


  24. - PJ - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:46 pm:

    ==P. J. — The Republicans provided votes for the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Democrats tried to filibuster it.==

    There was this super cool party realignment thing called the “southern strategy”. It made the news, you may have heard of it.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_strategy


  25. - Dude Abides - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:47 pm:

    I hope that ad never airs. That’s the worst ad I’ve seen in years.


  26. - SSL - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:47 pm:

    I don’t know that Illinois had a chance to land Amazon, but if this ad airs I can guarantee it won’t. Either this is a bad joke or she’s nuts.


  27. - Fax Machine - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:47 pm:

    If she’s going to “go there” by mocking transexuals like this ad does, she might as well have gone all the way and made the illegal immigrant Latino instead of white.

    You either break the egg or you don’t.


  28. - wordslinger - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:48 pm:

    I understand Ives wanting to hit her red-meat points, but you could do so without being embarrassingly childish and ridiculously amateurish.

    Are these serious issues? Do you want to be taken seriously?

    Then Proft ain’t your guy. This is the work of a self-indulgent, petulant brat seeking to amuse himself.

    Overall, it’s so needlessly stupid and offensive that it will be a big plus for Rauner if it runs.


  29. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:48 pm:

    ===She might not hit the 37.5 after watching this.===

    Disagree


  30. - OneMan - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:48 pm:

    Wow…
    How scary must her world be?


  31. - LuckyCharms - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:48 pm:

    they.used.a.fake.trans.person.and.the.ctu.actress.is.black.
    *screams into void*


  32. - Smitty Irving - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:50 pm:

    The video partner to “recreational marijuana, higher taxes, more spending” …


  33. - Anonymous - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:52 pm:

    What a bunch of pansies on this issue……take it to him, Jeanne.


  34. - IllinoisBoi - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:53 pm:

    It kinda hurts when your jaw hits the floor.


  35. - PJ - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:56 pm:

    ==The video partner to “recreational marijuana, higher taxes, more spending” …===

    lol. If a liberal equivalent to that childish stupidity exists, it would be more like “repeal the 2nd amendment and confiscate all the guns”.


  36. - Someone Who Knows - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:56 pm:

    If you don’t think this ad hits Rauner right where it hurts with his conservative base, you aren’t as smart as you think you are.

    Brilliant ad.


  37. - IllinoisBoi - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:57 pm:

    I like the trans person, tho. I wish s/he was running for governor instead of Ives or Rauner.


  38. - Wensicia - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:58 pm:

    Ms Ives, this is Illinois, not Indiana.


  39. - PJ - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:58 pm:

    ==hits Rauner right where it hurts with his conservative base==

    The people panning this ad are doing so because it’s disgusting, not to mention fictional. No one doubts that some MAGA morons will eat it up.


  40. - Just Visiting - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 3:59 pm:

    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.


  41. - People Over Parties - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:02 pm:

    They can’t be serious..?


  42. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:02 pm:

    ===Then Proft ain’t your guy. This is the work of a self-indulgent, petulant brat seeking to amuse himself.===

    Yep. This is so… whew.


  43. - JoanP - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:03 pm:

    Okay, I get that you can’t win the general election if you don’t win the primary, but jeez . . . You also don’t want to win the primary in a way that guarantees you’ll lose the general.


  44. - wordslinger - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:03 pm:

    –If you don’t think this ad hits Rauner right where it hurts with his conservative base, you aren’t as smart as you think you are.

    Brilliant ad.–

    Sure, Not-Dan-Proft, I’m sure it will lock down a majority of that 7% of the GOP primary vote you got when you ran.

    That’s not a “base,” cousin; that’s barely a toehold.


  45. - Chicago Cynic - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:03 pm:

    Wow. Just wow. No words.


  46. - walker - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:05 pm:

    Please, please, please play this ad in the suburbs.


  47. - Motambe - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:06 pm:

    Did you just feel a disturbance in “The Force?” OMG, Mike Madigan just smiled!


  48. - Wondering - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:07 pm:

    I am taking a Republican ballot in the primary and voting Ives. Humiliate him and advance an unelectable.


  49. - People Over Parties - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:07 pm:

    This is absolute hatred. Enough with it. How tone-deaf can you be to think those views are espoused by enough people in the state to actually win something?


  50. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:07 pm:

    Well said, Captain.

    So much for the “honor code.”


  51. - Evanston - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:08 pm:

    My god. That is… maybe one of the ugliest things I’ve ever seen.


  52. - asduendua - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:09 pm:

    Now the Oberweis Soldier Field ad would be in second place. Live long enough…


  53. - Robert the 1st - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:09 pm:

    =Thank you for making all Illinois families pay for my abortions.=

    Plural, with an S. I can’t stop watching this ad.


  54. - Evanstonian - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:11 pm:

    @Wondering - After watching that ad I’m not sure how you can feel like voting for Ives is humiliating anyone other than yourself.


  55. - Kyle Hillman - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:15 pm:

    The most disgusting ad I have seen by anyone from Illinois.

    Ever.


  56. - Anonymous - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:15 pm:

    notice how Rauner doesn’t disagree with the message behind the ad.


  57. - wordslinger - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:18 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.


  58. - @misterjayem - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:18 pm:

    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.

    – MrJM


  59. - Northsider - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:19 pm:

    As we can already see, the Trumpanzees will love it. It certainly hits all the right notes…


  60. - wordslinger - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:20 pm:

    Gee, governor, I don’t think your “response” will get in the running for the Profiles in Courage Award.


  61. - LXB - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:21 pm:

    I guess nobody’s told Kennedy yet that he has a defending Rauner problem.


  62. - Last Bull Moose - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:25 pm:

    I watched the slab raising video that followed just to restore my equilibrium.

    My brand of Republican is seriously out of date. She could make a case against the school funding as a Chicago Bailout. That would be enough for one ad. That and keep hitting him as a liar.

    This was just bad form.


  63. - TopHatMonocle - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:26 pm:

    Disgusting ad, but why on earth is the Kennedy campaign commenting on this. Maybe he really is Rauner’s candidate.


  64. - Memo From Turner - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:26 pm:

    This has to be a set up. Francis Urquhart is smiling somewhere. Proft never left the Rauner payroll. Either that, or these people are really sick.


  65. - 47th Ward - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:27 pm:

    This ad will never air. Rich, they are using you (and others) to air this for them for free.

    $5 says this ad does not make it on TV (neither broadcast nor cable) except by being played on the news (which it will).

    Proft is trolling us.


  66. - Roadrager - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:29 pm:

    ==notice how Rauner doesn’t disagree with the message behind the ad.==

    That’s for Diana to sort out at the next cocktail party. Bruce is too cowardly to wholly disavow anything a Republican said. Could cost him the bigot vote, y’know.


  67. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:30 pm:

    ===This ad will never air. Rich, they are using you (and others) to air this for them for free.

    $5 says this ad does not make it on TV (neither broadcast nor cable) except by being played on the news (which it will).

    Proft is trolling us.===

    This.

    That’s why… this will be used to its normal devices.

    Kennedy and Rauner… they sharing office space yet?


  68. - Anon - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:32 pm:

    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.


  69. - Jocko - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:33 pm:

    The Captain said it best. I guess Willie Horton must not have been available.


  70. - DuPage - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:34 pm:

    It sounds just like her. I have never known her to pull her punches.


  71. - whetstone - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:34 pm:

    ==Rich, they are using you (and others) to air this for them for free.==

    Via Tina Sfondeles’s Twitter feed, it’s apparently airing statewide this weekend.


  72. - Anonymous - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:37 pm:

    It will be interesting to see if and how Jim Durkin responds to this.


  73. - Western Union - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:39 pm:

    @Jocko:

    The first candidate to reference Willie Horton was US Senator Albert Gore, Jr. (during the primaries).
    George H.W. Bush recycled the material in the general.

    I always like Willie Horton of the Detroit Tigers.


  74. - Anonymous - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:40 pm:

    True Colors


  75. - From the 'Dale to HP - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:40 pm:

    This ad is a big win for ignorance.


  76. - Justin - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:40 pm:

    That Ives ad was an inflammatory ad to stoke the far-right base.


  77. - SweetLou86 - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:40 pm:

    ==They released a longer, 60-second version, which is probably online only. Click here.==

    Pass. 30 second was more than enough.


  78. - Chicago Cynic - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:41 pm:

    Boy I like that 60 second version!


  79. - SweetLou86 - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:42 pm:

    I’m honestly terrified to think that we live in a world where this ad works


  80. - Wensicia - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:43 pm:

    What’s next? Signs and baseball caps proclaiming “Make Illinois Great Again” from the Ives campaign?


  81. - Rich Miller - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:43 pm:

    ===$5 says this ad does not make it on TV===

    OK


  82. - From the 'Dale to HP - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:43 pm:

    Someone should make an ad putting the wealthy, conservative burbs on blast.


  83. - Nick Name - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:43 pm:

    Thank you, Jeanne Ives, for revealing “family values” conservatives as the hateful bigots they are.


  84. - ZC - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:44 pm:

    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.


  85. - Robert the 1st - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:48 pm:

    I’m just picturing people sitting on the couch watching Wheel Of Fortune and all a sudden this pops up before the bonus puzzle. What a hoot.


  86. - wordslinger - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:49 pm:

    –Well, that Jeanne Ives ad is real, and is airing this weekend statewide:–

    Apparently, no one in Ives/ProftLand is aware that any voter can pull a GOP ballot.

    Rauner landslide.


  87. - Rutro - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:49 pm:

    It tells who she is, if it helps her, whoa, I hope not, would’ve never considered it possibly helping her pre-Trump.


  88. - illini - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:52 pm:

    WOW - where do I begin?


  89. - Rogue Roni - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:53 pm:

    You guys all act shook. This is your Republican Party now. Where did you think this was going to go after you elected trump?


  90. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:56 pm:

    It WILL make it on TV…

    It’s the free, earned media that will make this “count”


  91. - ugh - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 4:59 pm:

    Ives just lost the good she did that the almost debate. Sigh…


  92. - buffalo soldier - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 5:03 pm:

    Looks like Ives really cares “identity politics” and “social issues” MORE than she does the budget, infrastructure, pension reform, ethics reform.

    She’s a one-note singer; whose tune is welcomed by a small-percentage of the electorate.


  93. - wordslinger - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 5:04 pm:

    I’m sure Mrs. McCaskey will be pleased to see that her money is being spent to represent some of her viewpoints in such a dignified and serious manner.


  94. - CatAttack - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 5:06 pm:

    Repugnant. No other words for Jeanne Ives and her ilk.


  95. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 5:12 pm:

    Exactly what infuriates me about purity in the purity.

    Still can’t believe it’s an ad.


  96. - cdog - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 5:14 pm:

    I’m so glad America is a free country where I’m still free to respect nature, laws, and God.

    Happy Freedom Day.


  97. - Roman - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 5:15 pm:

    Given her limited resources, I think this is the right kind of Hail Mary pass for Ives to throw. It will earn her a ton of free media.

    And if you don’t think this message will resonate with a huge portion of current GOP primary voters, you don’t understand GOP primary voters very well.


  98. - Reaganing - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 5:16 pm:

    This is pretty much par for the course with Jeanne Ives.


  99. - Union Thug Gramma - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 5:19 pm:

    When did I move to Alabama????


  100. - wordslinger - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 5:27 pm:

    –And if you don’t think this message will resonate with a huge portion of current GOP primary voters, you don’t understand GOP primary voters very well.–

    I understand that the braniac behind this creative got 7% of the GOP primary vote when he ran.

    It’s not the issues, it’s the childish and offensive delivery.

    By the way, whatever Proft is charging to produce these spots, he’s stealing.


  101. - low level - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 5:28 pm:

    Rauner debasing himself responding. Guess Jeanne and Bruce dont like each other.

    Republicans sunk. Great to see the geniuses Chris and Dan wading in… /s


  102. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 5:30 pm:

    ===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

    HB40
    Judicial Reform

    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…

    That’s disappointing too.


  103. - wordslinger - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 5:32 pm:

    –I’m so glad America is a free country where I’m still free to respect nature, laws, and God.–

    Yeah, this spot just screams “respect” for all God’s creations. Reminds you of The Beatitudes, doesn’t it?


  104. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 5:33 pm:

    ===Actually it’s not. That’s the point of the Ad… Rauner can’t “defend”… no, won’t stand up and defend these choices…===

    That doesn’t mean this ad is done with any taste, to say the least.. it’s… wow.


  105. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 5:33 pm:

    Well, this could take the heat off Rodney and the “Release the Memo” crew.


  106. - 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.


  107. - ste_with_a_v_en - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 10:17 pm:

    She spent all her money on this. All of it. This whole thing is absurd.


  108. - 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.


  109. - NorthsideNoMore - Tuesday, Feb 6, 18 @ 7:53 am:

    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.


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