ARE THE DEMOCRATS’ BIG LEADS IN IL-GOV AND MI-GOV PUTTING MORE HOUSE SEATS IN PLAY?
Speaking of leading gubernatorial candidates pulling the rest of their ticket, don’t lose sight of how Democrats running ahead in the GOV contests in Illinois and Michigan are making House races in those states much more difficult for Republicans. In Illinois, think IL-6, IL-12, IL-13 and IL-14. … Just something to keep an eye on…
That would be Peter Roskam, Mike Bost, Rodney Davis and Randy Hultgren.
If that Hultgren race tightens up, watch out, GOP.
* Speaking of the Bost campaign…
End Citizens United (ECU) today launched two new TV ads in IL-12. “Crisis” shines a light on campaign contributions Rep. Mike Bost has taken from drug companies that are profiting from the opioid crisis and the tax break he gave big pharma in Congress. While “Leadership” focuses on Brendan Kelly’s record as a State Attorney in Illinois where he fought corruption and was the first attorney in the state to sue Big Pharma for its role in opioid epidemic.
The ads, titled “Crisis” and “Leadership,” are part of a $594,000 ad campaign that includes television ads, digital ads, and direct mail. […]
The $594,000 ad buy includes: $306,000 in broadcast and cable television ads, which will run from September 26-October 8; $60,000 in digital ads; and $228,000 in direct mail.
Not sure if Rauner is hurting these candidates, but he sure as heck ain’t helping. At least with the Trump effect, his brainless followers will come out to vote for Rs up and down the ballot. They are motivated voters, howling at the moon.
Who does Rauner motivate? He’s just an anchor, another obstacle to overcome for guys like Davis and Bost.
I’d love for it to get to the point where we see Bost/McCann signs. That would make me happy.
Hard to tell which Republicans are affecting voters negatively. Given the wide national dialogue due to multiple women coming forward with sexual assault allegations involving Kavanaugh, the ick factor from the R side is vast. lots of Blue Wave talk. it is probably not just about Rauner.
= think the Dems antics regarding the Kavanaugh situation has many GOPers fired up.=
Slowing things down a bit to investigate serious allegations are now “antics?” How’s that going to play out with suburban women voters? Or voters period for that matter who see this guy rushed through?