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Pritzker Increases TV Buy, Releases 2 More Ads

Rauner pinned responsibility for the state on Mike Madigan: “I’m not in charge.”

Zach C. Cohen
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Zach C. Cohen
Dec. 5, 2017, 11:23 a.m.

Venture capitalist J.B. Pritzker (D) is out with two new TV ads. The first describes his nonprofit and lobbying work to provide free breakfasts to students. (Advertising Analytics)

The other highlights his support for technical education, broadband Internet access, and infrastructure revitalization after describing him as someone “who knows that Illinois is more than just Chicago.” (Advertising Analytics)

Pritzker recently booked an additional $87,000 in radio ads, bringing his total media spending to $16 million. (Advertising Analytics)

Meanwhile, philanthropist Chris Kennedy (D) booked another $70,000 in broadcast TV ads, putting his total buy at nearly $500,000. (Advertising Analytics)

“State Rep. David McSweeney, a Republican with one of the largest social media followings in the state legislature,” endorsed state Rep. Jeanne Ives (R).

“State Rep. Theresa Mah will announce her endorsement of” state Sen. Daniel Biss (D) “at a press conference in Chinatown this afternoon.” (Politico)

Biss “released a new web ad that shows Pritzker criticizing President Donald Trump for failing to release his taxes. As Pritzker notes, ‘the question is who his investors are’ and Biss has the same question for Pritzker.” (WMAQ)

ON THE NEW REPUBLICAN PRIMARY. Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) “kept his focus on Democratic nemesis Mike Madigan—comparing the House speaker’s party to a ‘mafia protection racket’ and arguing that it’s Madigan who’s actually ‘in charge’ of the state. … The governor blamed the speaker for ‘rigging’ the Democratic primary.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

“Earlier,” state Rep. Jeanne Ives “sought to link Rauner to” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) on an interview with WND-AM.

Ives: “He wants people to believe that he’s been fighting Mike Madigan, but he actually instituted a very social and economic liberal agenda supported by Chicago Democrats, like his friend, Rahm.”

“Ives’ home base of Wheaton, where she previously served on the City Council, is one of the last remaining outposts of hard-core conservatism in a DuPage County that has been evolving away from its traditional Republican leanings. That has afforded her the opportunity to be outspoken, often controversial, in her views. … In her nascent campaign, Ives has sought to avoid discussing controversies surrounding her socially conservative beliefs and put the focus on economic issues.”

“In a 2013 interview on a Catholic talk show, Ives described same-sex partnership as ‘a completely disordered relationship’ and accused gay marriage advocates of ‘trying to weasel their way into acceptability so that they can then start to push their agenda down into the schools, because this gives them some sort of legitimacy.’”

“Last summer, attending the annual cruise for Family PAC, a conservative political action committee that supports what it calls ‘traditional values and limited government,’ Ives used a similar theme in railing about transgendered people.”

Ives to cable TV’s “Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz” at the time, using “‘air quotes’ as she said the word ‘transgenders’”: “I mean, honestly, this whole idea that transgenders have rights, which is a, something that is made up from the media, needs to be challenged. We need to have that challenged because our public schools are really being taken over by that type of ideology.”

“On Monday, she referred to ‘junk science on transgenderism.’ Rauner approved legislation this year making it easier for transgender people to change the gender listed on their birth certificates.

“Her comments on the House floor often have a hard edge. During a September 2015 debate on a spending bill for child support, Ives said she wanted tougher income verification and was ‘not interested in providing child care to people where you don’t even know the paternity.’” (Chicago Tribune)

Meanwhile, “Rauner says the Republican attempt to overhaul the federal tax code ‘has a ways to go. … I think there’s a lot of wood to chop on the tax policy reform, and I hope they get it done in a good way.’” (Chicago Tribune)

PAT ON THE HEAD FOR TRYING. Minor candidate Alex Paterakis (D) “pulled out of the gubernatorial primary Monday.”

Paterakis: “Ultimately this race has been (about) money. … Unfortunately, in my case, there is not a path forward.” (Chicago Daily Herald)

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