As I was listening to Star105 to find out who was advertising on election day, I heard the Mike Madigan minions’ ad bashing Steve Reick twice.
I’ve concluded that Madigan’s minions are putting so much effort in defeating Steve Reick so that Jack Franks will have no excuse not to provide the 71st vote on veto overrides.
I can just hear Jack telling Mike,
“Do you want to keep this seat, MIke? I won’t, if I vote the way you want me to.”
The ad against Reick from the “People for Good Government,” who, of course, are the people who got Illinois into the mess that exists today, is devastating.
It starts out soft and then re-iterates what the six hit pieces have told of Reick’s financial problems, probably decades old, but sounding as if Reick somehow can make the state’s financial situation worse that the Democrats have since Rob Blagojevich took office in 2003.
The first time I heard the anti-Reick ad–his Republican Primary Election opponent’s name is never mentioned–thee were two ads for Republican candidates, too.
One for McHenry County State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally had endorsement statements from the Lake County State’s Attorney and Sheriff, the Boone County State’s Attorney (who worked in the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office before she won over there) and McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi. Then there was a statement asking for listeners’ votes from Kenneally.
The second one was for judicial candidate Demetri Tsilimigras. It made less of an impression on me. I can’t remember what it said.
The second time I heard the attack ad, it was followed by one from the Reick campaign.
Unlike Donald Trump, Reick’s ad did not take the same tone as the attack.
That, in my opinion, may prove to be a fatal mistake.
The Republicans should be running an ad telling what is behind the mis-named “Government for the People” committee.
How it is an attempt by Madigan minions to safe Jack Franks from defeat this fall, etc.
Maybe some creative person will come up with an appropriate ad in the comment section.
Meanwhile, yesterday, the attack committee came up with more money:
- $1,250 – Heritage Enterprises, Inc., Bloomington
- $1,250 – Legacy Healthcare Financial Services, Lincolnwood
- $1,250 – KFT Services LLC, Lincolnwood
- $2,000 – Illinois State AFL-CIO
And another $75,000 was pumped into radio.