A robust six figure buy will blanket the Chicagoland cable markets starting tonight through Election Day targeting sensible conservatives that continue to support our President and candidates with like minded values.
President Trump: This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.
Announcer: With Sam McCann as our conservative governor, he will fight alongside President Trump and the police to protect our borders and this state from illegals. Our nation is being overrun by illegals and our values are being attacked by extremist liberals. Illinois must elect Sam McCann as governor to work with President Trump and our police to rebuild Illinois together.
This ad is disgusting and I’m profoundly disappointed that a union would support it. I get the game they’re running but it is incredibly irresponsible to put hundreds of thousands of dollars behind it on television. It’s a message that deserves no audience. Shame on everyone.
- Grandson of Man - Wednesday, Oct 24, 18 @ 3:54 pm:
Wowza. I was expecting something on legal abortions, but this plays right into the fears of undocumented brown people and criminals destroying and overrunning the country, that Trump masterfully stokes.
I’d think this ad should run downstate and in markets where overwhelming racial homogeneity exists, where fear of brown and black criminals overrunnin’ the place would be most effective.
Let’s not clutch them pearls too tightly, Raunerites. Bruce caused massive damage to people. How many unborn will be terminated on the Medicaid dole, thanks to Rauner?
What OW said. The DGA needs to run a spot saying McCann is too conservative for Illinois.
- Driving a car - Wednesday, Oct 24, 18 @ 3:55 pm:
The only way I can see this ad being created: His dog whistle broke and accidentally starts blasting at full volume
Sam McCann should try running for governor of Fantasyland after he loses in two weeks. There he would be safe from illegal immigrants and liberal extremists and would finally be able to pass all the budget increases and tax cuts that he ever wanted to pass.
Don’t really see the purpose of running this in the Chicago market; there aren’t that many GOP, let alone hard right conservatives, there. Doesn’t make political sense if you are trying to win (we know McCann won’t), or even if you are trying to build name recognition for a future statewide run.
About the only result I can see is the reverse effect: getting Democrats and minorities energized to show up and vote against both Rauner and McCann.
Sigh … how low can these campaigns sink in two more weeks?
.They decide who gets into political positions. When they make that call, . then all our politicians, who are supposed to represent all Illinois residents, reward the unions to the detriment of everyone else who pays the bills in Illinois.
Business should have the right to decide whether or not they want to be unionized.
This kind of false flag shenanigans in exhibit A in everything that is wrong with Illinois politics.
There’s a reason why ads like this use the term “illegals.” It’s intended to de-humanize people who aren’t like “us.” I am repulsed every time I see it used–and certainly in this fear-mongering ad. I appreciated McCann when he stuck up for state employees. Now I am ashamed of him.
Yeah. And “Jeanne Ives is a Madigan shill” was just pure truth.
- Grandson of Man - Wednesday, Oct 24, 18 @ 4:38 pm:
“Unions are way too powerful in Illinois.”
Says the supporter of the politician who singlehandedly spent millions, bought a political party and tried to control it—the ultimate corrupt insider. Where were the tears when Rauner spent huge bucks to take out McCann in his primary because of one or two pro-union votes?
Conservatives, ya’ll should just go one step further and stay home.
- Chicago Cynic - Wednesday, Oct 24, 18 @ 5:32 pm:
I feel so badly for you. Victim of the big bad union. But seriously, Sam McCann is a stalking horse but it’s a marriage of convenience. Rauner tried to destroy McCann. McCann is getting his revenge with Local 150 money. That’s it. And Local 150 also supports GOP candidates, lest you think it was a coincidence that Brady and Durkin spoke at their event last week. So spare us your OTT outrage.
It’s obvious that McCann is only in this to help JB win the election. I think that is the inevitable irregardless of this commercial. This last-minute commercial buy will probably have a very minimal impact on the election.