Kennedy Spotlights Father in First TV Ad

J.B. Pritzker secured another union endorsement.

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Zach C. Cohen
Nov. 14, 2017, 11:09 a.m.

Philanthropist Chris Kennedy’s (D) “campaign for governor booked $125,000 in TV advertising in Chicago starting this week, according to media trackers at Advertising Analytics. … [T]he ad, the first of Kennedy’s campaign … features the candidate discussing gun violence and the death of his father, Robert F. Kennedy.” (National Journal)

“A companion digital ad … also includes his running mate, community activist Ra Joy, who lost his son in a shooting in June.” (WTVO/WQRF)

BELABORING THE POINT. The Northwestern Illinois Building Trades (NWIBT), unanimously endorsed venture capitalist J.B. Pritzker (D) on Tuesday. NWIBT President Alan Golden praised Pritzker’s “tireless commitment to growing jobs, protecting the prevailing wage, and fighting for collective bargaining rights best reflect the priorities and values of our membership.” (Politico)

MESSAGE DISCIPLINE. Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) “hit the road Monday as he asks voters for a second term in office, recycling many of the same ideas he’s long pushed with little success. … Rauner did add one new goal: rolling back the major income tax increase lawmakers put in place this summer as part of a larger deal to end the state’s two-year budget impasse. … Asked how he would make up for the billions of dollars in lost revenue, Rauner said he would seek to cut costs related to the state’s public employee pension system and health care program for the poor.” (Chicago Tribune)


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