Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » Pritzker fires back with his own online ad
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      About     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact Rich Miller
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Pritzker fires back with his own online ad

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018 - Posted by Rich Miller

* The Rauner campaign launched an online ad this morning and JB Pritzker is following suit. We’ll see how long this takes to escalate into network broadcast TV…

Following a decisive primary election victory, the Pritzker campaign released its first general election ad, “Four Years of Failure.” The new ad highlights Bruce Rauner’s four years of damage, crisis, and pain as the worst governor in America failed to take charge of Illinois.

“As we enter the general election, it’s important that Illinoisans understand the true damage Bruce Rauner’s failed leadership has done across our state. From unleashing a 736-day budget crisis on Illinois, to slashing funding for social services and letting a Legionnaires outbreak spiral out of control, Bruce Rauner is a failure,” said JB Pritzker. “For four years, this governor lurched our state from crisis to crisis, doing irrevocable damage to Illinois while claiming he’s not in charge. Bruce Rauner caused real pain to children and families across this state and it’s time to turn the page. I’m running on a record of bringing people together to get big things done with real plans to put our state back on the side of working families. Together, I know we can defeat Bruce Rauner, bring real change to Springfield, and move Illinois forward.”

* The ad

* Script…

Voiceover: A tumultuous first term for Governor Rauner
[ON SCREEN: 700 DAYS WITHOUT BUDGET] Anchor 1: 700 Days without a budget.
[ON SCREEN: BACK PORCH MEETINGS] Anchor 2: Meetings about private investments at the executive mansion.
[ON SCREEN: SOCIAL SERVICES SLASHED] Anchor 3: Unpaid bills have forced social services for the most vulnerable to be slashed [ON SCREEN: BILLION TAX DOLLARS WASTED] Anchor 4: A billion tax dollars wasted
[ON SCREEN: LEGIONNAIRES’ OUTBREAK] Anchor 4: Fatal outbreak of Legionnaires disease.
[ON SCREEN: LOWEST CREDIT RATING] Anchor 5: The lowest credit rating of any state in American history
Bruce Rauner: “I am not in charge, I’m trying to get to be in charge ”
Anchor 6: Governor Bruce Rauner has been named the worst governor in America

* Meanwhile…

Today, the JB Pritzker campaign launched “Rauner Failed Me,” a multimedia campaign highlighting the real people that have been hurt because of Bruce Rauner’s failure as governor.

Five people from across Illinois will introduce the campaign by sharing their personal stories about how Bruce Rauner has hurt children, immigrants, students, veterans and workers in every corner of the state. The Pritzker campaign will highlight their stories and more on a new website, RaunerFailedMe.com, to bring into focus the human impact of Bruce Rauner’s gross mismanagement of state government.

“While Bruce Rauner forced a 736-day budget crisis on Illinois and wiped his hands of responsibility, real people across the state suffered the consequences,” said Pritzker campaign manager Anne Caprara. “Illinoisans young and old, working families downstate and in Chicago, our middle class and those striving to get there all paid the price because Bruce Rauner failed. The Pritzker campaign is committed to sharing the stories of those who have been hurt by Bruce Rauner and bringing people together to hold him accountable.”

The website is here.

…Adding… Yep…



       

19 Comments
  1. - Montrose - Wednesday, Mar 21, 18 @ 9:38 am:

    I would say this line of attack will be a tad more effective than “he’s Madigan’s candidate.”


  2. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Mar 21, 18 @ 9:38 am:

    –Today, the JB Pritzker campaign launched “Rauner Failed Me,” a multimedia campaign highlighting the real people that have been hurt because of Bruce Rauner’s failure as governor.–

    Finally.

    That’s what the alleged 3D chessmaster/Democratic Party chairman should have been doing for years.

    If he had, maybe his approval rating would be better than Rauner’s.


  3. - Generic Drone - Wednesday, Mar 21, 18 @ 9:45 am:

    Finally an attack on Rauner i can like


  4. - Langhorne - Wednesday, Mar 21, 18 @ 9:48 am:

    The general election is months from now, so let’s get to work on the budget. When is the first meeting of the five tops?/s s s


  5. - Nortorious RBG - Wednesday, Mar 21, 18 @ 9:49 am:

    This is fantastic. I give it an A. Impactful.


  6. - MG85 - Wednesday, Mar 21, 18 @ 9:52 am:

    To me, the question is this an election of ideologies or a referendum on who is in power?

    Given the high overall voter turnout last night, it appears to be the latter. Now the question is, is it a referendum on Madigan or Rauner.

    Given the high turnout in the Democratic Primary and the low turnout in the GOP primary, I would, again, say the latter.

    Now the question is, can Pritzker keep the excitement up or can Rauner drive excitement down. My money is on Pritzker…by a mile.


  7. - Arsenal - Wednesday, Mar 21, 18 @ 9:53 am:

    ==That’s what the alleged 3D chessmaster/Democratic Party chairman should have been doing for years.==

    One of the low-key pitches for Pritzker was that he was the only candidate who would/could do this.


  8. - Chris Widger - Wednesday, Mar 21, 18 @ 10:15 am:

    “I am not in charge, I’m trying to get to be in charge.”

    It seems infinitely more effective to not let those last eight words be played in ads, right?


  9. - Rabid - Wednesday, Mar 21, 18 @ 10:23 am:

    Sounds like something Sam would put out if he was running for govenor


  10. - Anon221 - Wednesday, Mar 21, 18 @ 10:28 am:

    Rauner the pessimist or Pritzker the optimist? That is the choice for the General in a nutshell.


  11. - don the legend - Wednesday, Mar 21, 18 @ 10:32 am:

    JB woke up this morning and said” Who’s ready to spend some serious money now that the primary is behind us?”


  12. - Steve - Wednesday, Mar 21, 18 @ 11:01 am:

    Four questions for JB 1) You approve of a 4.95% state income tax ? 2) How much higher do you think the state income tax could go? 3)Should Illinois increase its’ budget in the near future? 4) Do you endorse Mike Madigan being Speaker of the House?


  13. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Mar 21, 18 @ 11:02 am:

    This is why Kennedy or Biss should’ve won


  14. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Mar 21, 18 @ 11:11 am:

    (Sigh)

    ===Four questions for JB 1) You approve of a 4.95% state income tax ? 2) How much higher do you think the state income tax could go? 3)Should Illinois increase its’ budget in the near future? 4) Do you endorse Mike Madigan being Speaker of the House?===

    Four questions for JB 1) You approve of a 4.95% state income tax ?

    Right now, with the income tax at its levels and Rauner wanting it repealed, Rauner is not only using that tax increase to balance his own budget, Rauner spent $1.1 billion over what was approved in a budget the GA had to pass over an override. Rauner can’t make his budget work without the monies, Rauner overspent while having the monies.

    2) How much higher do you think the state income tax could go?

    Progressive income tax plan needing a constitutional amendment is the plan. Budgeting within the tax *now* will be the temporary fix. Just as Rauner is currently doing.

    3)Should Illinois increase its’ budget in the near future?

    What priorities are we talking about? Budgets weigh and measure priorities. Discuss what you want weighed and measured.

    4) Do you endorse Mike Madigan being Speaker of the House?

    According to the rules of the House chamber, a governor doesn’t have a vote or say in either chambers’ leadership

    What else you got?


  15. - Nacho - Wednesday, Mar 21, 18 @ 11:17 am:

    ==Now the question is, can Pritzker keep the excitement up or can Rauner drive excitement down. My money is on Pritzker…by a mile.==

    And Rauner has to try to drive excitement down among Democrats when Donald Trump is in the White House.


  16. - Anon0091 - Wednesday, Mar 21, 18 @ 11:30 am:

    “This is why Kennedy or Biss should’ve won”

    Because Kennedy or Biss wouldn’t have had an ad ready to go the morning after the primary slamming Rauner hard???? Total non-sequitur.


  17. - Just The Facts - Wednesday, Mar 21, 18 @ 12:27 pm:

    Throw the “social issues” out and the fact remains Rauner miserably failed anyone desiring for our state to be fiscally responsible. While none of us like to pay higher taxes, the fact is the bill backlog had been cut from $10 Billion to $5 Billion when we were. Now? $16 Billion thanks to Governor No Budget. He mistook his election for a “mandate”. I can only hope the next “billionaire” we elect will be more efficient at governing than what we are currently witnessing. The big dollars must feed the ego in ways most of us can’t begin to comprehend.


  18. - Touré's Latte - Wednesday, Mar 21, 18 @ 1:24 pm:

    Are we doomed to non-stop ads through November?


  19. - Illinois Resident - Wednesday, Mar 21, 18 @ 8:45 pm:

    It will be fun to have a candidate who can spend as much as Rauner.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* How the CrowdStrike outage is affecting Illinois
* Abbott says he will resume migrant busing to Chicago ahead of DNC
* Open thread
* Isabel’s morning briefing
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Live coverage
* Selected press releases (Live updates)
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............


Loading


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
July 2024
June 2024
May 2024
April 2024
March 2024
February 2024
January 2024
December 2023
November 2023
October 2023
September 2023
August 2023
July 2023
June 2023
May 2023
April 2023
March 2023
February 2023
January 2023
December 2022
November 2022
October 2022
September 2022
August 2022
July 2022
June 2022
May 2022
April 2022
March 2022
February 2022
January 2022
December 2021
November 2021
October 2021
September 2021
August 2021
July 2021
June 2021
May 2021
April 2021
March 2021
February 2021
January 2021
December 2020
November 2020
October 2020
September 2020
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0




Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller