Endorsement announced through two videos released for digital ads Thursday
Former Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady, as a “lifelong Republican” endorsed Democrat Congressman Sean Casten for reelection over Republican challenger Jeanne Ives on Thursday.
Reaction from the Illinois Republican Party:
The endorsement came through two 15 second videos for digital ads released by Casten’s campaign. The two Brady videos will likely be spliced into a 30-second TV commercial in the future.
Here are the two video ads, the first, a positive piece which does not mention Ives by name:
The 2nd video mentions Ives by name, compares her to President Trump and uses outdated pic and faux undated newspaper headlines.
The lack of dates in quotes/faux newspaper headlines is first giveaway the whole truth is not being told.
Yesterday’s reaction was swift.
“Casten Can Have Brady, We’ve Got Crenshaw”Jeanne Ives press release 9/10/20
Since last October, when Congressman Sean Casten called Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R, TX-02) a “racist” because of his amendment and floor speech to H.R. 1, “For the People Act”, to only allow citizens to vote in any election in the United States, including local elections, Crenshaw has backed Ives ever since.
“I am honored to have the support of an effective, dynamic game-changer like Dan Crenshaw.
“I will take the endorsement of a combat veteran and rising-star over the support of a stodgy, old establishment relic like Pat Brady any day.”Jeanne Ives, from statement 9/10/20
Illinois Republican Party
In a joint statement yesterday, the three Illinois members of the Republican National Committee, Chairman Tim Schneider, National Committeeman Richard Porter and National Committeewoman Demetra Demonte:
“Identifying and labeling Pat Brady as a Republican is false and misleading.
“If you spend all your time attacking and betraying Republicans – whether out of newfound convictions or to continue booking TV appearances – you are a Democrat.
“Pat Brady is a liberal Democrat and has been for some time. Sean Casten may have the backing of political hacks but Jeanne Ives is supported by hard working taxpayers.”Joint statement from Illinois’ three members on the Republican National Committee from Capitol Fax
Illinois Family Action
Illinois Family Action, the political committee of the Illinois Family Institute Laurie Higgins, released both a written and audio statement
“Brady is the disgraced former Illinois Republican Party chairman who, before Illinois legalized same-sex ‘marriages’, skulked around Springfield, secretly trying to convince Republicans to vote in favor of the law that recognizes non-marital unions as marriages.
“Once ousted from his position as chairman, the ACLU hired him to lobby Republicans to support same-sex faux-marriage. Brady is one of the reasons why the Republican Party in Illinois—with a few stellar exceptions—became such a weak, feckless, compromised party.”Laurie Higgins, Illinois Family Action, 9/11/20
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