With a month to go before the March 20 primary, several statewide candidates are trying to ramp up their campaigns with a wave of television ads as voters start to tune in to the approaching election.
On Monday, governor hopefuls Jeanne Ives, a Republican, and Chris Kennedy, a Democrat, launched new TV spots […]
On the Republican side, in recent days Rauner has turned his attention away from Pritzker and toward his GOP primary challenger, Ives, a three-term Wheaton representative whom he earlier sought to dismiss as a “fringe” candidate. Now Rauner is employing his most-turned-to political attack, seeking to link Ives to Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan, his chief political nemesis.
In response, Ives is up with a new ad in which a narrator calls her the only candidate for governor who “consistently fights for Illinois taxpayers.”
Kennedy gave his campaign another $250K a few days ago. But he still trails the pack.
I come from a family that has embraced the notion that we are all in this together. I’m Chris Kennedy. I’m running for governor because I’ve seen the potential of this state. Then I’ve seen the failings of the government.
The state needs to change. We have to make sure that education is paid for at the state level, and not through local property taxes.
I believe in building things up, not in tearing things down. I believe that compromise is not surrender.
I know this is doable, I know that we can do it. Let’s go where we need to go.
I’m 90% sure if we heard the whole comment from Ives, we would hear her saying that Rauner keeps blaming Madigan rather than owning his own failures to get things done. I am sure she regrets her wording made it easy for them to edit her comments.
I do like the irony of them using her comments about how Rauner blames Madigan too much for his own shortcomings to make an ad to blame Madigan.
== Does Rauner really think that Ives voters will fall for that? ==
Most people still don’t know who Ives is - transgender ad or not. She stepped in traps of her own making by defending Madigan. This is a sound bite world. Open mouth, place foot.
The Ives ad is very solid and speaks to what she should be speaking to all the time.
The Kennedy ad is excellent. It’s the first time we’ve seen him not stuttering or stumbling through it and speaking with some confidence. Whoever that director is needs to stick around. That person is presenting the best Chris there is.
State cuts road funding to local govt.in Illinois. Then Bruce Raunner makes proclamation to increase truck weights on roads to buy the Farm Bureau vote. Newsflash Bruce roads are not built by proclamation. Raunner wants to freeze property taxes and shift expenses to local so he can hire $200000 a year advisors for state govt.