DGA Airs SIx-Figure Digital Ad Against Rauner on Guns

Biss raised $2 million so far this year.

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Zach C. Cohen
March 2, 2018, 10:49 a.m.

The DGA launched a digital ad campaign Thursday urging Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) to “lead on gun safety” after “letting the NRA call the shots.” (release) It is backed by a “high six-figure” buy. (WMAQ)

IN THE BANK. State Sen. Daniel Biss’s (D) campaign said it “raised more than $2 million in the first two months of 2018.”

Residco owner Vincent Kolber, a former Rauner donor, gave $300,000 to state Rep. Jeanne Ives (R). (Capitol Fax)

Philanthropist Chris Kennedy (D) “reported another $245,000, including $100,000 each from attorney Robert Berner and Thomas Scott, CEO of investment company CA Ventures.” (Chicago Tribune)

FIGHT NIGHT. “Kennedy on Thursday night accused opponent J.B. Pritzker (D) of using ‘the language of racists’ and not political leaders when he spoke to then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) nearly a decade ago about potential African-American candidates to fill Barack Obama’s vacant U.S. Senate seat. Pritzker did not respond to Kennedy’s charged comment. … The back and forth between Kennedy and Pritzker came during a chippy hour-long Democratic governor debate broadcast on radio and streamed on Facebook.”

“The candidates also were asked to the name the price of certain goods and services to show how in touch they were with average voters. … Biss said the cost of a monthly pass on the CTA was around $35 based on his own charges to use Metra commuter rail from Evanston. But the actual cost is $105 a month, and afterward the former U. of C. mathematics professor said he wrongly based the estimate on his 10-ride Metra pass.” (Chicago Tribune)

“Kennedy on Thursday said the Republican is the worst governor in state history — worse than some who have ended up behind bars.” Kennedy: “He believes, like some ugly character in a Disney movie, in the pirate philosophy that when you fall behind, you’re left behind.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

POST-PRIMARY POSH. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) will headline a fundraiser for the state Republican Party on April 12 in Chicago. Tickets range between $500 and $50,000. (release)


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