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Monday, Feb 26, 2018

* The Sharon Fairley campaign says this TV ad will start running on cable TV this week

* Script…

Narrator: In these dark times, the Chicago Tribune endorses Sharon Fairley for attorney general, calling her “a fearless and tested change agent.” The Tribune says “she fought public corruption” and “no politician owns her.” As attorney general, Sharon will reform our criminal justice system and crack down on sexual misconduct in the workplace. Sharon’s been taking on bullies and bigots her whole life, so she will stand up to Trump’s attacks on women, immigrants, and people of color. The Tribune endorses Sharon Fairley.

* The Question: Your rating? Don’t forget to explain.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

20 Comments
  1. - Cheryl44 - Monday, Feb 26, 18 @ 3:47 pm:

    I don’t think I’d want the Trib’s endorsement.


  2. - 47th Ward - Monday, Feb 26, 18 @ 3:48 pm:

    The Tribune endorsement. It’s all she has. Let’s see if any votes are still influenced by the once-esteemed Editorial Board.


  3. - DuPage Saint - Monday, Feb 26, 18 @ 3:51 pm:

    C nothing but average. Did make me go to her web site since I never heard of her. Endorsed by the Women’s Party of America, never heard of them either. She was a former Federal Prosecutor have heard that before. I guess I would have preferred to hear of her experience rather than saving the world from Trump and how exactly is she going to change the criminal justice system? But I guess it did get me to look at her web site.


  4. - Anonymous - Monday, Feb 26, 18 @ 4:10 pm:

    Oh yeah. C. What DP Saint says, it’s pretty average.


  5. - Anon0091 - Monday, Feb 26, 18 @ 4:20 pm:

    Meh. C.


  6. - Arthur Andersen - Monday, Feb 26, 18 @ 4:20 pm:

    D. Dragging President Goofy into a state AG race is, well, goofy.


  7. - JoanP - Monday, Feb 26, 18 @ 4:20 pm:

    ==Endorsed by the Women’s Party of America, never heard of them either.==

    It’s the American Women’s Party. They describe themselves as “an advocacy group fighting for equal representation, participation, and policy development for women in the Democratic Party.”

    Which suggests to me that they are endorsing her because she’s a woman.


  8. - Soccermom - Monday, Feb 26, 18 @ 4:21 pm:

    AA — Actually, the state AGs have been standing strong against President Goofy (thank goodness!) I am voting for AG based on the person I think is most likely to beat Erika Harold and defend the people of Illinois against Trump’s frightening agenda. (Spoiler Alert — I’m voting for Jesse Ruiz.)


  9. - Nefarious - Monday, Feb 26, 18 @ 4:22 pm:

    Who does that tribune endorsement hurt most?
    Does it help Quinn?
    Is the trib trying to assist the Bruce drive down Cook/AA turnout?


  10. - jake - Monday, Feb 26, 18 @ 4:23 pm:

    I have seen all the AG candidates and met Fairley twice. She impressed me a lot. Still have not decided between her and Nancy Rotering but they are the two best in my opinion. That does not answer the question about the ad, except to say that I try to ignore the paid media, because they seem to distort as much as they inform.


  11. - Anon - Monday, Feb 26, 18 @ 4:30 pm:

    Ugh, awful. The music was totally off.


  12. - Rich Miller - Monday, Feb 26, 18 @ 4:30 pm:

    ===Dragging President Goofy into a state AG race is, well, goofy. ===

    Nope. It’s in the interest of the D’s to keep the faithful fired up and to assure those same folks that they are in the “resistance” with them.


  13. - Maggie's Farm - Monday, Feb 26, 18 @ 4:34 pm:

    ==who does the endorsement hurt the most?==
    It definitely hurts Raoul and, to the extent Rotering, was hoping to be the female candidate, it really hurts her. Will be interesting to see who benefits - Ruiz, Quinn or Drury - or all of them. Don’t think anyone else will be on TV besides these 5.


  14. - Nishi - Monday, Feb 26, 18 @ 4:37 pm:

    I can’t watch the ad, but Fairley has been the most impressive of the AG candidates to me. She likely has my vote.


  15. - Responsa - Monday, Feb 26, 18 @ 4:44 pm:

    She seems fine as a candidate but as an ad it’s a yawner–a C. And just like many of the other AG ads for other AG candidates that we’ve seen this cycle its promises appear to go well beyond the job responsibilities and possible effects of Illinois AG policy. It’s good to know she is not “owned by any politician” but she is certainly not without high political connections.

    “….Beyond Rogers (John, Ariel Capital), Cooke, and Michelle Obama, there is Sharon Fairley ’82, Rogers’ wife, who gave up a senior advertising and marketing job at Pharmacia after Sept. 11 to study law and prosecute federal crimes, saying she “wanted to go out and be part of the solution.”

    https://paw.princeton.edu/article/portraits-purpose


  16. - walker - Monday, Feb 26, 18 @ 4:53 pm:

    Ad gets a C. Script pretty good, could use a smile somewhere, music is disconcerting.

    Fairley is better in person than in the ad. That’s not good work.


  17. - Arthur Andersen - Monday, Feb 26, 18 @ 5:09 pm:

    Mom and Rich, point well made, point well taken. Mom, you’re backing a good man.


  18. - Jocko - Monday, Feb 26, 18 @ 5:37 pm:

    The ad felt cookie-cutter to me. “change agent” must be this year’s “shaking up the status quo”


  19. - blue dog dem - Monday, Feb 26, 18 @ 6:27 pm:

    Who’s President Goofy? I thought he retired in 2016.


  20. - peon - Monday, Feb 26, 18 @ 10:39 pm:

    It’s ok (C). But surely a Trib endorsement doesn’t mean much today.


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