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Drury spends his million bucks on new TV ad

Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018

* Press release…

On the heels of an internal poll showing Pat Quinn’s numbers plummeting and Scott Drury’s rising, Scott Drury’s campaign for Attorney General has begun airing a new statewide campaign ad. Titled “Clean Up Illinois” – which mirrors Drury’s campaign tagline, the ad highlights Drury’s strong work on core Democratic issues such as ending gun violence, women’s healthcare rights and criminal justice reform. The ad also highlights Drury’s experience fighting against and prosecuting public corruption, a strong contrast with Pat Quinn whose history and actions show he will be pushed around by Mike Madigan and not fight corruption.

“With six days left before the election, there is only one non-machine candidate with the resources and momentum needed to win the Democratic primary for Attorney General – that’s Scott Drury,” said Fabio Fernandez, from Drury’s campaign. “The only way to avoid four years of the scandal and dysfunction that follows Pat Quinn is to elect Drury – a true reformer committed to ending the State’s culture of corruption.”

Drury’s campaign intends to spend up to $1 million running the new ad on broadcast and cable television.

* Ad

* Script…

Scott Drury – Democrat for Attorney General. He’s taken on the NRA, protected a woman’s right to choose and reformed Illinois’ criminal justice system.

So why is Mike Madigan attacking him?

Madigan prefers Pat Quinn – someone he can push around and won’t stop corruption.

Drury is different – a former federal prosecutor who has locked up corrupt public officials. He represents a beacon of hope for those sick of Illinois’ culture of corruption.

Democrat Scott Drury – to clean up Illinois.

* This is the only info Drury would release on his poll today…

· Compared to Friends of Scott Drury’s baseline survey (conducted six weeks ago), only Pat Quinn, Kwame Raoul and Scott Drury have shown statistically significant movement.
· Since the baseline survey, Quinn’s support has dropped by almost 20 percentage points. Raoul has gained 9 points. Drury has gained 5 points.
· Drury has double digit support downstate and in the collar counties.
· Raoul has run more than two times as many ads as other candidates.
· Drury’s increased support can be attributed to his unique message among a crowded field of candidates and the publicity from the unsuccessful challenge to his candidacy.
· 1/3 of the electorate is undecided. If Quinn’s soft support is included, the percentage is higher.
· Undecided voters clearly do not like Quinn, given that they likely know him. Similarly, given Raoul’s advertising investment, undecided voters clearly are not sold on him.
· Given Drury’s growth – despite a limited ad spend – if Drury invests heavily in the last 8 days of the election, he can earn the votes of enough undecided voters and soft Quinn supporters to obtain the necessary plurality to win.
· Nancy Rotering and Jesse Ruiz have shown no growth over the last six weeks, despite heavy investments in advertising.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

34 Comments
  1. - ArchPundit - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 1:50 pm:

    Drury is slipping. It took him 18 seconds to mention he’s a former federal prosecutor.


  2. - Casey - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 1:51 pm:

    Drury and Fairley are the only two that would go after Madigan I think….for all the corruption in the state, only the Feds have gone after Aldermen, Governors, Legislators…what has Lisa done ? Previous State’s Attorney’s ?


  3. - Flat Bed Ford - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 1:53 pm:

    Solid ad. Shows accomplishments and has an overall positive feel. Not sure it’s enough at this point but overall I give it an A.


  4. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 1:54 pm:

    Someone who goes from two percent to three percent can claim a 100 percent increase.


  5. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 1:55 pm:

    Oops meant one percent to two percent.


  6. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 1:55 pm:

    ===two percent to three percent can claim a 100 percent increase===

    Um, no.


  7. - Grand Avenue - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 1:56 pm:

    Clock at the 18 second mark


  8. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 1:57 pm:

    “”Drury…reformed Illinois’ criminal justice system”"

    Wow. Who knew?


  9. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 1:57 pm:

    Good eye, Grand!!!


  10. - Honeybadger - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 1:59 pm:

    Drury and Fairley are the only two that would go after Madigan I think….for all the corruption in the state, ……

    Please enlighten the readers what the AG would go “after” Madigan for?


  11. - Back to the Mountains - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 2:11 pm:

    If we give him the desk clock, will he go away?


  12. - TominChicago - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 2:12 pm:

    With limited exception, the AG’s office does not have prosecutorial authority under the Illinois constitution and statutes. We have county prosecutors who are charged with that responsibility. The AG’s office is more of a civil law firm that provides advice to the government and defends the state and its employees.


  13. - Spliff - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 2:13 pm:

    wait a second. He’s a former federal prosecutor? I didn’t realize that. Why has no one ever said that?


  14. - show me the poll - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 2:17 pm:

    Rich

    I believe you need to make a rule

    If they wont show you the full poll with cross tabs you will not mention it at all


  15. - Anon0091 - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 2:22 pm:

    It’s not a bad ad, but it is so vanilla, so uninteresting, so meh that I find it hard to believe it will break through the clutter. Also, I still question whether there is enough inventory to buy in Chicago metro.


  16. - Anon0091 - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 2:24 pm:

    One other thing. At least they learned from their first ad. There are politicians that do well talking to camera. Scott Drury is not one of them.


  17. - Pot calling kettle - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 2:28 pm:

    ==Madigan prefers Pat Quinn==

    That’s news to pretty much everyone, especially Pat Quinn.


  18. - Annonin' - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 2:30 pm:

    “reformed criminal justice system” is the same reforms (basically early release) that GovJunk likes to claim?


  19. - Wework - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 2:40 pm:

    The reality is Scott Drury is a hypocrite. He was elected state rep, solely because Mike Madigan plucked him out of obscurity and cleared the field for him.


  20. - Pat - Ronage - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 2:40 pm:

    Of course, Madigan prefers Quinn. Quinn put Madigan’s people in IDOT.


  21. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 2:41 pm:

    Drury’s poll info sounds like a real bad math problem you’d find on the SAT

    ===· Since the baseline survey, Quinn’s support has dropped by almost 20 percentage points. Raoul has gained 9 points. Drury has gained 5 points.
    · Drury has double digit support downstate and in the collar counties.
    · Raoul has run more than two times as many ads as other candidates.===

    “If Drury is on a train from Chicago to Cairo, going 9 times slower than Quinn but only 3 times slower than Raoul, what time would Drury end up in Carbondale”

    A. In time to lecture about being a former federal prosecutor.
    B. By 4:20, but no one will “care”
    C. No later then the streetlights turning on
    D. We’ll never know what time, Drury didn’t get a Madigan clock.

    Release the numbers or don’t. It’s pathetic I have to look at things like a bad SAT question.


  22. - Jeepers - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 2:48 pm:

    Rich, you have been bamboozled. This poll means nothing, but is being misread by many. It likely means Scott has 10 percent downstate and the collar counties and 1 to 2 percent in cook…which likely means he is tied for last place.


  23. - A guy - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 2:56 pm:

    It’s a very nicely produced ad. It won’t do anything close to what his list of things says he needs to win.
    It’s like setting a million bucks on fire. The fire will go a while, but at the end, it burns out and the ashes are worthless.


  24. - AuH20 - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 3:10 pm:

    Drury doesn’t speak once in this ad, and that alone makes it a solid B+ to me.


  25. - Robert Lincoln - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 3:13 pm:

    “Nancy Rotering and Jesse Ruiz have shown no growth over the last six weeks, despite heavy investments in advertising.”
    So, Mr Drury, why do you believe that heavy investment in advertising in the last 6 days will cause you to have any significant growth?
    But the TV stations would like to thank you for your support and wish you well


  26. - a drop in - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 3:13 pm:

    Who is this Steven Miller and what does he want for his million?


  27. - Southfarmllama - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 3:17 pm:

    These types of ads all such. It’s like telling you how bad cancer is, but with a positive music track.


  28. - John Legend - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 3:37 pm:

    I would love to see Drury win. Dems would be forced to work with him. This would be a beautiful/bitter sight.


  29. - Truthteller - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 4:28 pm:

    By attacking Quinn, it will help Raoul more than it will help Drury.
    Raoul should give Drury a job in his office- reforming the criminal justice system


  30. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 5:09 pm:

    –Drury and Fairley are the only two that would go after Madigan I think..–

    –Raoul should give Drury a job in his office- reforming the criminal justice system–

    It’s amazing the power that people think an Illinois AG has at election time.


  31. - Truth Squad - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 6:50 pm:

    :30 seconds that felt like it went an hour.


  32. - Morty - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 7:53 pm:

    He can spend $10 million bucks but it won’t be enough to make people forget he’s Scott Drury, Former Federal Prosecutor


  33. - Morty - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 7:56 pm:

    -I would love to see Drury win. Dems would be forced to work with him. This would be a beautiful/bitter sight—

    Actually I’m pretty sure he’d be just about as influential as he was in the statehouse

    I.e. exerting none


  34. - Morty - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 8:05 pm:

    Scott Drury Rising

    Because he’s not the hero Illinois deserves, and totally not the one it needs right now

    Or ever


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