Today, the Rauner campaign is launching a new statewide ad titled “Works For Madigan.”
The ad documents Madigan’s record of getting rich from a corrupt property tax system and shines a light on Pritzker as Madigan’s handpicked candidate for governor. Their relationship spans years, including a company owned by Pritzker utilizing Madigan’s firm to receive massive tax breaks.
If Madigan and Pritzker get their way, hardworking Illinois families will see more of the same high taxes and corruption they’ve faced for decades.
Mike Madigan: the most corrupt politician in all America. JB Pritzker: Madigan’s handpicked machine candidate for governor. Mike Madigan: he spent decades keeping Illinois property taxes high, and became a millionaire helping corrupt insiders dodge them. JB Prtizker: he hired Madigan, dodged thousands in property taxes, helped make Madigan rich, and stuck us with the bill.
#1 At least JB will work and not parade around in costumes claiming not to be in charge while cutting ribbons.
#2 I plan on not voting for Madigan or any other Caucus leader in November which is easy since I like most of the rest of the state don’t live in any of their 4 districts.
Umm… Bruce… Have you heard of this guy named Donald Trump? Or that former Governor that you just shook hands with last weekend… George Ryan?
Joking aside, repeat something often enough without having the subject of the attack defend himself and you are left with people buying it hook line and sinker. It’s far past time for Madigan to defend himself. If he wants to lock up this election for JB & the rest of the Democratic Party he’d announce that he’ll retire when Bruce Rauner is out of office.
—-Mike Madigan: the most corrupt politician in all America
Rauner has the unique ability to make Madigan seem sympathetic.
I would imagine this will escalate because Rauner has created this cartoon villain to the point people tune it out so the only way to get through is get more cartoonish.
Mike “Snidely Whiplash” Madigan tied the fair maiden to the train tracks before….
- Trapped in the 'burbs - Thursday, Jul 19, 18 @ 10:27 am:
Thousands of dollars? Rauner made millions from handling investments from pension funds, millions. Now Rauner wants to discharge pension fund liabilities in bankruptcy. Hmmm, wonder how that will work. To be the most corrupt politician in the history of the universe, wouldn’t you at least think he’d have to have been convicted of something. Madigan has been investigated more than the Chicago mob and the government has come up with bupkis. Time for Bruce to face the fact that Madigan is a pro and Rauner and his revolving door of amateurs have lost.
- don the legend - Thursday, Jul 19, 18 @ 10:29 am:
Perhaps Speaker Madigan will wait for Rauner’s next election night telephone call this November 6 before he decides to step down or serve out another term.
- Back to the Future - Thursday, Jul 19, 18 @ 10:30 am:
Agree with anonymous. It is over the top.
Hard to believe this ad is effective.
The choice is between the candidates running for Governor.
I am not a huge Mike Madigan fan, but “the most corrupt politician in America” is hardly accurate.
If the choice was between Madigan, Pritzker or Bruce, at this point I would pick Madigan today.
Madigan, as far as I can tell, has never lied about anything unlike the other two.
Since when is “accuracy” any part of this battle between Rauner and JB? It’s the best Rauner’s got, and it will work if pounded in a steady drumbeat now till election. Not enough to win, but will make it close, I’d say.
JB has so much money to burn, what if he played some sort of ninja mind-game trick on Rauner using Madigan?
Like, count up all the times the governor signed a bill the speaker voted “yes” on and run a series of ads connecting Rauner with Madigan. (“He claimed he’d stand up to Mike Madigan and shake up Springfield, but as governor Bruce Rauner has teamed up with Madigan to pass 422 bills…”)
In addition to being hysterically funny, it might render “Blame Madigan” ineffective. Maybe Local 150 can fund some Sam McCann ads to this end.