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New ads in Rodney Davis district

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020



Betsy Dirksen Lobbyist, who has taken thousands from Mike Madigan’s cronies under federal investigation, keeps a tight circle of other fellow lobbyists, including her corporate lobbyist husband.

And now they’re funding her campaign.

Lobbyist family, lobbyist friends, lobbyist money – that’s Besty Dirksen Lobbyist.

* Rod Blagojevich makes an appearance as well


Betsy Dirksen Londrigan sure knows a lot of lobbyists. Betsy was a lobbyist and political fundraiser tied to corrupt politicians. Betsy’s husband, another lobbyist. He worked as a top aide to Rod Blagojevich. Yikes, that’s his campaign is bankrolled by her lobbyist friends. She’s taken thousands from lobbyists under federal investigation for corruption and a rape coverup. Lobbyist, family, lobbyist, friends, lobbyist money. That’s Betsy Dirksen Londrigan. The NRCC is responsible for the content of this average.

I really do not like this trend of dragging family members into campaigns.

* As an aside, the GOP can’t figure out if Rod is a bad guy or a good guy…

* Back to the ads. Press release…

Today, Rodney Davis’ campaign for Congress released a new ad titled “Pam,” which highlights Betsy Londrigan’s support for a government-run insurance plan that could force the closure of over half of America’s rural hospital, including 39 in Illinois. The ad also highlights Rodney’s record of strengthening rural hospitals and protecting coverage for pre-existing conditions.



Pam: As a nurse, I want the best care for my patients. That’s why I won’t vote for Betsy Londrigan.

Londrigan supports a government-run health insurance plan that could force rural hospitals to close and take away your choice of doctors. Betsy Londrigan’s liberal plans would jeopardize your family’s care.

Rodney Davis is fighting to strengthen rural hospitals and protect those with pre-existing conditions. Rodney Davis is on our side.

* Londrigan response…

Rodney Davis and his allies are currently airing misleading attacks against Betsy and her family in an attempt to distract voters from the fact that Rodney Davis’ own family received over one million dollars in PPP loans, which Davis repeatedly voted against disclosing to the public.

Davis voted against the TRUTH Act, which was intended to bring much-needed transparency and oversight of funds to the Paycheck Protection Program, as well as against the formation of a House committee to oversee coronavirus relief spending.

“Instead of explaining why he repeatedly voted to hide that his family took more than $1 million in PPP loans, Rodney Davis and his party bosses are airing misleading attacks against Betsy and her family,” said campaign spokeswoman Eliza Glezer. ”Davis’ allies are desperately trying to distract from his record of votes against transparency for the Paycheck Protection Program, but taxpayers in Central Illinois won’t fall for it.”

Um, that story broke in July.

* On to the DCCC…

When asked about the President only paying $750 in federal income taxes, Congressman Rodney Davis brushed aside any concerns that many working and middle-class families in Central Illinois pay more in taxes, saying that “those are things [he’s] happy to address in Washington.”

But Davis has had his chance to address that in Washington and instead he voted for his party’s massive tax handout to the wealthiest Americans and big corporations.

Davis’ vote was also considered “a major victory for pharma manufacturers” and gave a tax break to the top five pharmaceutical companies to the tune of $42.7 billion – the same industries that bankroll Davis’ campaign.

“Either Rodney Davis is on the side of working families in Central Illinois or he’s with the wealthiest few that bankroll his campaign. Judging by his votes in Washington, we know where his loyalties lie. For Congressman Davis to claim otherwise is a bad joke and nobody’s laughing,” said DCCC Spokesperson Courtney Rice.


Speaker Pelosi’s Super PAC has a new ad attacking Davis, but I couldn’t find it.

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  1. - North Park - Wednesday, Sep 30, 20 @ 2:39 pm:

    What’s the over/under for attendance on that Bucktown event?

  2. - Chatham Resident - Wednesday, Sep 30, 20 @ 2:52 pm:

    ==What’s the over/under for attendance on that Bucktown event?==

    Will that event also feature a special guest appearance by Hollywood Hendon?

  3. - Perrid - Wednesday, Sep 30, 20 @ 2:54 pm:

    The point is that I DON’T want to have to pay more in taxes in order to finance Donald Trump’s extravagant lifestyle, Represenative Davis. Why are you taking his side over the side of your constituents?

  4. - Senator Blutarsky - Wednesday, Sep 30, 20 @ 2:55 pm:

    The NYT tax return tells you literally nothing about his return. Reporters need to talk to actual tax experts before they run with assertions about his return. It may be true that he only paid $750, but that NYT article is not a smoking gun because tax returns for someone like Trump are quite complicated.

    Of course, Trump should juts release the things himself. His refusal is almost an indictment in itself.

  5. - JoanP - Wednesday, Sep 30, 20 @ 3:06 pm:

    Bucktown? Really? It’s 2% African-American.

  6. - Demoralized - Wednesday, Sep 30, 20 @ 3:35 pm:

    I wonder what “Black Chicago for Trump” thinks about his refusal to condemn white supremacists.

  7. - John Lee Pettimore - Wednesday, Sep 30, 20 @ 3:37 pm:

    Are you really dragging family into the business of your family
    Is in the business?

  8. - Quizzical - Wednesday, Sep 30, 20 @ 3:39 pm:

    Hold on, Rod is Black?

  9. - Jibba - Wednesday, Sep 30, 20 @ 3:51 pm:

    This is the real Rodney. Distain for anyone who doesn’t agree, hiding behind a bipartisan Cheshire Cat smile.

  10. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Sep 30, 20 @ 4:03 pm:

    Trump pardoned Rod. Rod is supporting Trump.

    Rodney supports Trump.

    This is all confusing.

    The ad is a C-, base reinforcement as Trump sinks all thing Trumpkin.

    This race is like a Gumbo;

    Little this, lotta that, some special stuff, then the base ingredients, and you hope it cooks up, while adding and spicing these 30+ days.

  11. - Chatham Resident - Wednesday, Sep 30, 20 @ 4:24 pm:

    ==Hold on, Rod is Black?==

    That’s not Rod, that’s the Elvis impersonator performing at the fish fry.

  12. - MyTwoCents - Wednesday, Sep 30, 20 @ 4:59 pm:

    Rural hospitals have been closing for years while Rodney’s been in Congress. What actions has he supported to address the problem? Now all of sudden he’s concerned about a plan that he claims “could” close hospitals? I’m not buying it.

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