Today, Congressional candidate Jeanne Ives (IL-06) released her final cable ad of the General Election, highlighting opponent, Rep. Sean Casten’s, dismal record of choosing tax hikes and special interests over the real people and small businesses of Illinois Sixth Congressional District.
The ad, Trust, confronts the fact that for the past two years Sean Casten has neglected his district to push for sweetheart tax deals and subsidies for special interests. Casten has been so diligent in his self-dealing, that when the CARES Act was being negotiated in the House, his first action was not to ask what his district would get. No. Congressman Casten’s first play was to lobby Nancy Pelosi for special energy subsidies.
The ad goes on to contrast Casten’s disinterest in those he serves with Ives’ involvement in her community and service to her neighbors.
Other than the really weird foot thing her ads have been good this cycle, her ad makers have done a professional job of making her look normal and appealing to suburbanites.
But it won’t matter, Casten has spent a little over $2M on Chicago broadcast, plus another half million on cable. Ives has done no broadcast and only $250K on cable. The national parties don’t view this race as competitive, none of the outside groups have spent a dime on this race. This race has been pleasantly dull.
- Last Bull Moose - Wednesday, Oct 28, 20 @ 11:11 am:
D. Waste of money as a closing ad. Does not persuade undecided. Does not excite her base to vote.
D. — but I also suspect we’re the largest audience this ad will ever see based off of fundraising totals.
I’ll second Steve Rogers because half way through this add I started wondering what exactly Ms. Ives is doing to drawn an income right now. Her add looks like one of those adds produced by GE or Proctor and Gamble to try to make us feel good about their massive corporate reach.
- Unconventionalwisdom - Wednesday, Oct 28, 20 @ 12:09 pm:
Just a typical campaign ad.
Don’t believe it would influence anybody one way or the other.