Gov. Bruce Rauner’s (R) campaign is getting support from Ron Gidwitz, a businessman and Illinois campaign finance chair for President Trump’s 2016 campaign.
“On Tuesday, Economic Freedom Alliance is set to begin running television ads attacking Rauner’s opponent, Democratic nominee J.B. Pritzker. Sources tell WGN the advertising campaign will total more than half a million dollars.”
Gidwitz was the head of the super PAC until he stepped down in May after President Trump nominated him to be the U.S. ambassador to Belgium. (WGN-TV)
The ads focus on the claim that Pritzker had the toilets removed from his home so he could claim that the structure was uninhabitable as a way to avoid taxes. One 15 second ad ends with the tagline, "Go Flush Yourself, J.B." (CapitolFax)
THIRD PARTY. Two third-party candidates will be able to appear on the general election ballot in November.
State Sen. Sam McCann is running as a member of the “Conservative Party” and “delivered more than 60,000 signatures to the Illinois State Board of Elections in Springfield.”
Kash Jackson will be running as a Libertarian and the party submitted close to 48,000 signatures for other candidates statewide including Jackson. (Chicago Sun-Times)