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Early evening election day notebook

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2022 - Posted by Rich Miller

* This is so very weird and obviously last-minute…

* Rolling Stone profiled the race today

There is a time for generational progress, CBC allies say, pointing to recent Black primary victors like Summer Lee in Pennsylvania and Jasmine Crockett, both of whom vyed for open seats. That progress, they maintain, should not come at the expense of Black incumbents. Party leaders have signaled they agree: Both Jeffries and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) stumped for Davis, and President Joe Biden offered a rare primary endorsement of him over the weekend. Opportunities for All, a new super PAC, has dumped more than $440,000 into the race’s final days to boost Davis. (Justice Democrats have spent $422,000 on Collins’ behalf.)

“Democratic leadership and Democrats in general should be very careful of being dismissive of young, working class Black women like myself,” Collins says in response to the blitz. “The message that’s being sent to my campaign and the people who are helping me in this campaign says I am not welcome in the party.”

* $$$…


One of the largest changes in political advertising spending within the last four years has been the explosion of CTV/streaming spending.

This gubernatorial election has demonstrated the rapidly increasing influence of CTV advertising. So far, $29M dollars have been spent on CTV marketing for this race, which is the second most CTV spending AdImpact has ever tracked. It is second only to the Internet Regulation Issue—which has seen $33M dollars. […]

Advertisers on both sides of the aisle have quickly learned how to adapt CTV spending into their marketing strategies. Billionaire incumbent J.B Pritzker has spent $5.9M on CTV, while the DGA has spent $5.2M. For the Republicans, mayor of Aurora, Richard Irvin, has spent $12.5M on CTV, a staggering total

* Tribune

Voting was extended an extra hour for six suburban Cook County precincts in response to broader challenges in today’s primary election, with late-arriving poll workers and no-shows causing delayed starts for an election that is expected to draw fewer voters overall.

According to the Cook County clerk’s office, the office sought a court order this afternoon to keep certain precincts open at Kennedy School in Chicago Heights, Golf Middle School in Morton Grove, Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Melrose Park, Roosevelt School in Broadview and Douglas MacArthur School in Hoffman Estates.

Six precincts that opened late this morning will remain open until 8 p.m., which will delay the clerk’s reporting of results, the clerk’s office said. The remaining 1,424 precincts in suburban Cook County are set to close at 7 p.m.

* Chicago elections board…

The voter turnout for Chicago as of 5:00pm is:

- 251,783 ballots counted

- 16.8% citywide turnout

As an update, there were 56 delayed openings at precinct polling locations today – but so far election investigators have not found enough needed evidence for a court order to hold any open later than 7:00pm in Chicago.

* From Effingham…

* Speaking of Bailey

Speaking on WGLT’s Sound Ideas, [Sen. Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington] was asked what he thinks about Bailey’s campaign for governor.

“He has been very vocal about his opposition to the governor’s unilateral approach to handling COVID and the state’s response to it. That has been divisive, and it is divisive. I was of the belief that the governor was flying solo without any input from anyone. And while my tone may be different than some of my other Republicans, we desire the same thing – which is a governor who collaborates with the legislature,” Barickman said. “I think the governor was wrong there. So I’m not one who’s going to throw fire at Darren for his response, because I think … if we want a collaborative environment, if we want to bring people together, rather than criticizing a potential opponent of the governor, I think we need to look at the governor. He’s the governor. Why didn’t he bring people together?”

* Press release…

Former candidate for Cook County Sheriff Carmen Navarro Gercone appeared on voters’ ballots today with no notification being provided to the voters that their vote for her would not count.

“This is widespread. We received hundreds of calls from locations not posting a notification nor handing out a notice that their vote would not count. For this I am requesting to know how many people casted their vote for me” says Navarro.

People need to understand that their vote is their voice. My campaign messages resonated with thousands of voters who asked for change, but the system once again mislead them. Elected officials need to listen to the citizens request and demands.

On June 8, 2022, the Chicago Board of Elections spokesperson said, “Due to the ruling, notices were to be placed at early voting sites and future polling sites informing voters that Navarro Gercone had been removed as a candidate, and that votes for her will not be counted” and this did not happen.

Some of the locations reporting not notifications posted nor give included: South Shore
Several locations on the Northwest side of Chicago
Mount Greenwood
Just to name a few.

Carmen Navarro Gercone is available for an interview anytime this evening to discuss this concern.


  1. - Michael Westen - Tuesday, Jun 28, 22 @ 6:25 pm:

    LaTonya Ruffin’s name also appeared on some ballots for Sheriff even though she, too, was removed, although for a different reason than Navarro Gercone

  2. - Roadrager - Tuesday, Jun 28, 22 @ 6:26 pm:

    That Davis ad has the look of someone who doesn’t actually have to run for office, but has to have something on paper to show where the campaign money got spent.

  3. - Socially DIstant Watcher - Tuesday, Jun 28, 22 @ 6:28 pm:

    ==“The message that’s being sent to my campaign and the people who are helping me in this campaign says I am not welcome in the party.”==

    The message is (1) seniority counts and (2) If you strike at the incumbent, you should expect the incumbent to strike back.

    You want the seat? Go ahead, win it. But don’t whine.

  4. - Ron Burgundy - Tuesday, Jun 28, 22 @ 6:29 pm:

    That ad was so bizarre. Something like 12 wordy screens of text in 30 seconds. And LOL at he works 24/7. Also saying you’ve cast over 15,000 votes in Congress might play into your opponent’s hands that you’ve been there too long.

    On the Sheriff issue. I saw two notices posted plus I received an additional handout slip of paper at my polling place about the issue. None of it will affect the outcome even remotely.

  5. - Chris - Tuesday, Jun 28, 22 @ 6:30 pm:

    When I went to cast my ballot in the Democratic primary today, I was given a paper that did say LaTonya Ruffin and Carmen Navarro Gercone remained on the ballot and votes for them would not be counted. This was in Stickney Township

  6. - Montrose - Tuesday, Jun 28, 22 @ 6:34 pm:

    Google’s political ad auto-generator clearly needs some tweaks.

    I am in Davis’ district, and the circle I am in is filled with Kina supporters. These aren’t far left folks as much as people who just think it’s time for Davis to step aside. That being said, I don’t think my circle is representative of the district. I am just hoping she comes within less 10 points of him.

  7. - JoanP - Tuesday, Jun 28, 22 @ 6:45 pm:

    That ad is awful. The voiceover sounded almost as though it were a *negative* ad. The colors were garish, the text went by too fast to read, the whole thing was amateur hour.

  8. - Larry Bowa Jr. - Tuesday, Jun 28, 22 @ 6:46 pm:

    Truly a mystery why Pritzker was unable to build bridges toward the people with “Fire Pritzker” signs in their yards.

  9. - MisterJayEm - Tuesday, Jun 28, 22 @ 6:47 pm:

    Robo-ads > Robo-calls

    – MrJM

  10. - Crook County Style - Tuesday, Jun 28, 22 @ 6:47 pm:

    US Senate candidate Anthony Williams is stating that some Chicago poll locations don’t have Republican ballots available. He specifically called out Parkside School, Public School, 6938 S east End Ave, Chicago, IL 60649. People trying to vote for him are told no ballots available? Maybe they went through all of them already?

  11. - Norseman - Tuesday, Jun 28, 22 @ 6:49 pm:

    Davis campaign using a new visual subliminal messaging technique?

  12. - Big Dipper - Tuesday, Jun 28, 22 @ 6:56 pm:

    I have to say I never pictured Bailey as a Stevie Wonder fan.

  13. - Candy Dogood - Tuesday, Jun 28, 22 @ 6:59 pm:

    It’s interesting to see that who ever advanced this event thought that the person was running for a national office and not a state wide office. Six American flags. I cant tell you how I feel about that because the punctuation is banned.

    They’ve definitely made a hard turn towards nationalism but at least they’ve made sure his name will be in just about every shot. They are clearly planning on making almost everyone stand with that being reserved for people that need to sit, either that or they’re planning on eight people.

  14. - Roadrager - Tuesday, Jun 28, 22 @ 7:01 pm:

    ==He’s the governor. Why didn’t he bring people together?==

    Because you doofs in the legislature happily sat on your hands and/or bought into every conspiracy theory on offer about the pandemic while thousands in this state died from it.

    I don’t think Pritzker’s leadership was perfect, but it’s nice to have someone who uses his power for legitimate and beneficial action instead of shunning good in the name of some unattainable compromise at every turn. I’m sure he’ll be glad to run on his “divisive” record against the guy who got thrown out of the House for refusing to wear a mask.

  15. - Ron Burgundy - Tuesday, Jun 28, 22 @ 7:23 pm:

    The Sullivan-aligned PAC sent me a text message at 6:48.

  16. - OneMan - Tuesday, Jun 28, 22 @ 7:35 pm:

    It’s like a youtube ad with a generated narration.

  17. - West Side the Best Side - Tuesday, Jun 28, 22 @ 7:50 pm:

    A childhood friend of my younger daughter used to sing “Signed, sealed, delivered. Up yours.” As an adult she denies it, but it’s still good folklore in both families , and a totally appropriate version for Bailey.

  18. - JS Mill - Tuesday, Jun 28, 22 @ 7:57 pm:

    I am so disappointed in Barickman. He turned out to be another ILGOP stooge.

    It wasn’t Pritzker that was divisive doofus. And he did make a nominal attempt to get the party of “no” to play ball but they never moved even a millimeter toward compromise or even an adult discussion.

  19. - Amalia - Tuesday, Jun 28, 22 @ 9:25 pm:

    Gercone should be happy she has a job. just stop.

  20. - Almost the Weekend - Tuesday, Jun 28, 22 @ 9:34 pm:

    Embarrassing by Valencia, she is low hanging fruit to pick off if there’s an ambitious Chicago based politician.

    Dan Brady is going to be SOS

  21. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jun 28, 22 @ 9:39 pm:

    ===Embarrassing by Valencia===

    Arguably *the* worst campaign of all the actual contender campaigns.

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