In Their Own Words: Rauner Campaign Releases New Ad of Kennedy and Biss Criticizing Pritzker
With the general election officially beginning, the Rauner campaign has released a new ad that makes it clear JB Pritzker is a self-dealing insider who will do the bidding of Mike Madigan — according to leading Illinois Democrats. The ad uses direct quotes from Chris Kennedy and Daniel Biss calling out JB Pritzker as an insider who is part of the corrupt system in this state.
Direct quotes featured in the ad:
Democrat Daniel Biss: JB Pritzker is Mike Madigan’s candidate. Everyone knows it. It’s clear. And if the Democratic Party wants to nominate Mike Madigan’s candidate, they should nominate JB Pritzker.
Democrat Chris Kennedy: I think JB Pritzker’s emerged as the posterchild for pay-to-play politics in this state.
Democrat Daniel Biss: It took JB Pritzker a week to get permission from Mike Madigan to even name him in talking about the sexual harassment coverup.
Democrat Chris Kennedy: Pritzker’s really there to protect the status quo.
Democrat Daniel Biss: JB Pritzker is Mike Madigan’s candidate.
“I just don’t understand how Bruce Rauner became so rich. He seems terrible at everything he tries.”
George - Bruce didn’t actually “do” anything. he didn’t run those businesses. He bought business and sold them in pieces, he is a destroyer. he never actually ran any companies or built anything, he is a dude who makes money off of other people’s work.
Is this supposed to be a buyer’s remorse ad? Granted, this is the only day you can run an ad like this one because of reasons Wordslinger cited.
What I take away from Rauner’s Madigan fixation is that having a guy in office who is completely focused on taking Madigan out has not helped the state. Maybe having a guy in office that wants to try to work with Madigan will be good for the state.
Seems pretty simple for the Pritzker campaign to bash Rauner. He has been named the Worst Governor in the country, has no accomplishments to brag about in his 3 years in office, and has announced that he is not in charge of the state. He is such a weak candidate. No chance to recover from all his lying and ineffectiveness. He is Governor Divisiveness. Insults each and every legislator that he needs to work with by calling them part of a corrupt group in Springfield. How can he spin his failure any other way?
- TinyDancera(FKASue) - Wednesday, Mar 21, 18 @ 9:42 am:
“…Record profits for TV stations ahead …”
Broadcast media is the #1 beneficiary of Citizens United and the #1 lobbyist working against a fix for it.
Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America by John Nichols and Robert McChesney.
=I just don’t understand how Bruce Rauner became so rich. He seems terrible at everything he tries.=
You’re not alone in that thought.
=George - Bruce didn’t actually “do” anything. he didn’t run those businesses. He bought business and sold them in pieces, he is a destroyer. he never actually ran any companies or built anything, he is a dude who makes money off of other people’s work.=
He didn’t inherit anything. He still had to get to the point of being able to buy and break things up. And even doing that requires skill and knowledge and making deals. At some point he was good at something or multiple things.
== Rauner has a proven track record as a free spending,progressive minded liberal. ==
If that is what you want, might as well vote for a Democrat that can work WITH Madigan and get some things done.
- Henry Francis - Wednesday, Mar 21, 18 @ 10:03 am:
Meh. It’s not like JB doesn’t have at his disposal far worse things that Bruce’s primary competitor said about him. And now that the primary is over, Kennedy and Biss now openly support JB. The same cannot be said about Bruce and his primary competitor.
Don’t see how this is remotely effective. He’s already got the “It’s all Madigan’s fault” people on his team. To the extent Democrats were/are against Madigan and voted for Biss/Kennedy, they still see Rauner as a significantly worse choice than the Speaker.
If this is a play to re-unite the ILGOP, it fails there, too. That said, I’m not sure what he can do to fix that problem. His record is what it is at this point–he can’t un-ring the HB40 bell, and that’s what got him in trouble in the first place.
==Um, no. Lots of otherwise Madigan-hating Republicans voted for Ives yesterday.==
True enough, but as I alluded to but didn’t state outright, those voters were primarily motivated by other things. If your raison d’etre as a voter is stopping Madigan, you’re probably already going to fall back in with Rauner. It’s the large portion of Ives supporters who have fundamental ideological differences with Rauner’s record that are his problem.
- PublicServant - Wednesday, Mar 21, 18 @ 11:38 am:
Hey JB, if I were you I’d define the election as being about Rauner’s failure’s and not let him define it all Madigan all the time. Just sayin. Time to be proactive instead of just reactive. Get’er done. Rauner is radioactive, so show the glow.
- PublicServant - Wednesday, Mar 21, 18 @ 11:39 am:
=What I’m saying is, Commissioner Gordon has turned on the Sam McCann Signal, and now we just have to see if he shows up.=
Do you think JB needs that? If he doesn’t you hand over that Senate seat to a non-labor friendly guy who will likely not be crossing over to vote with the other side. If he runs for his seat as an indie, you likely still have that ally in the Senate.