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*** UPDATED x1 - RGA responds *** DGA runs expensive digital ad attacking Rauner over guns

Thursday, Mar 1, 2018 - Posted by Rich Miller

* The Democratic-controlled House and Senate pass a bunch of gun bills and right on cure, here’s the DGA…

Today, the Democratic Governors Association launched a new digital ad campaign holding Governor Bruce Rauner accountable for his failure to lead on gun safety. As Governor, Rauner has failed to take on the NRA or fight for bold reforms that will keep families safe. The DGA’s ad campaign will call on Rauner to show leadership on the issue of gun safety.

“Illinoisans are fed up with Bruce Rauner’s failure to show leadership on gun safety,” said DGA Illinois Communications Director Sam Salustro. “The nation reels from one shooting after another, and in three years Rauner’s refused to take on the NRA and take charge in Illinois. Illinois families need the Governor to stop making excuses and start leading on gun safety.

The DGA confirms this buy will be in the “high six figures.”

* Ad

* Script…

Illinois has had enough. Enough with assault weapons. Enough with guns in the hands of the mentally ill.

And enough with Gov. Rauner letting the NRA call the shots and saying [Rauner appears on camera] ‘I am not in charge.”‘

Tell Rauner, enough excuses. Lead on gun safety.

*** UPDATE *** RGA’s response…

“The DGA knows full well that Governor Rauner is working hard to ensure that guns stay out of the wrong hands. This is the DGA desperately spending J.B. Pritzker’s cash to distract from shocking revelations that their favored candidate is a corrupt political insider with longtime ties to Mike Madigan and Rod Blagojevich.” – Republican Governors Association Spokesman Steven Yaffe

Background: Chicago Sun-Times: Pritzker gives $2 million to Democratic Governors Association in June

       

12 Comments
  1. - Retired Educator - Thursday, Mar 1, 18 @ 2:36 pm:

    Good ad, it will leave a mark. He has led on nothing, and a constant reminder to the voters, will certain hurt him. (B+) A little longer ad would be more effective.


  2. - Grand Avenue - Thursday, Mar 1, 18 @ 2:48 pm:

    This kind of helps him in the primary


  3. - Just Me - Thursday, Mar 1, 18 @ 2:52 pm:

    That “I’m not in charge” comment is going to ruin him. What we he thinking?

    (heh heh — See what I did there?)


  4. - Albany Park Patriot - Thursday, Mar 1, 18 @ 2:59 pm:

    Rauner said he supported assault rifles and super clips in the past. Wonder if he’ll buck the gun nuts on this super low-hanging fruit.


  5. - Blue dog dem - Thursday, Mar 1, 18 @ 3:16 pm:

    Gun nuts?


  6. - Former Hillrod - Thursday, Mar 1, 18 @ 3:26 pm:

    Super clips?


  7. - Arthur Andersen - Thursday, Mar 1, 18 @ 3:54 pm:

    Isn’t “Super Clips” a discount hairstylist? I could see Rauner going there.


  8. - Jack Kemp - Thursday, Mar 1, 18 @ 4:07 pm:

    Yeah, look out for those super clips. I think those are the ones that hold thirty magazines of heat seeking whammy jammies.


  9. - ughhh - Thursday, Mar 1, 18 @ 4:12 pm:

    super clips?


  10. - m - Thursday, Mar 1, 18 @ 4:30 pm:

    =This kind of helps him in the primary=

    Yes the timing of this seems a bit counter-productive.

    Although the “I’m not in charge” stings regardless of the subject at hand.


  11. - m - Thursday, Mar 1, 18 @ 4:48 pm:

    And then I went to check a video on youtube and this very ad played. Flew by, even the end. Even less impressed when I actually caught it as most people will.


  12. - Responsa - Thursday, Mar 1, 18 @ 4:54 pm:

    They’re not planning to run this ad downstate are they?


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