* From the National Republican Congressional Committee…
The NRCC today released a new TV ad, “Madigan’s Candidate,” which introduces voters to IL-14 Democrat Lauren Underwood, whose campaign is bankrolled by liberal politicians Mike Madigan and Nancy Pelosi.
“Illinoisans know first-hand just how corrupt the Mike Madigan machine is,” said NRCC Communications Director Matt Gorman. “They now know that Madigan and his liberal allies moved Lauren Underwood to the district just to run for Congress, because she supports his and Nancy Pelosi’s radical agenda of a government takeover of your health care.”
That’s definitely a sign that things are starting to break bad for the Republican incumbent.
I think the only contested congressional race where Madigan hasn’t yet been an issue is Rodney Davis’ 13th CD battle against Betsy Dirksen Londrigan.
Randall: After Isabel was born, she was diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis, a rare genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow throughout the vital organs. She can’t do any of the things a normal kid, her age does.
Narrator: Peter Roskam repeatedly attacked the law that protects Isabel and other Americans who have a pre-existing condition, voting against it 60 times.
Randall: Peter Roskam had 60 chances to do the right thing.
I hope someone in the Underwood campaign remembers how much hay Rahm made out of the allegation that he didn’t live in Chicago. This is an opportunity for Underwood to let people know that she has been a part of the community since she was a child. I hope her campaign manager is calling every news station that’s running this ad and demanding a retraction.
Aren’t there any reporters that do campaign ad factchecks?
Call me silly, but I just have a problem with the intellectual dishonesty of using Madigan against federal candidates who have nothing to do with the guy. State candidates, sure, as the House candidates would have to vote for him.