From Jeanne for Congress Campaign Press Release issued 10/20/20:
Here Comes Nancy Pelosi
Far from being critical, the Ives campaign encourages Sean Casten to continue to stay home and to keep talking to out-of-touch career politicians.
October 20, 2020 – Here comes Nancy Pelosi!
Sean Casten thinks the solution to any problem – including the waning enthusiasm for his lack-luster campaign – is: Washington Politicians who endlessly raise taxes and implement failed programs.
Rather than actually go out and meet voters and constituents, Sean Casten has been nowhere to be found in IL-06 for months. He even backed out of the last televised forum with Jeanne Ives (Tonight at 7pm on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight).
Now, he is tapping divisive coastal elites like Cory Booker, Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi to try to excite an independent suburban swing district outside Chicago. Good Plan. Far from being critical, the Ives campaign encourages Sean Casten to continue to stay home and to keep talking to out-of-touch career politicians.
When crisis hit, Jeanne Ives – by contrast – immediately reached out to local business owners, medical and mental health experts to find out what they were experiencing and how much they were equipped to deal with. She held monthly food drives across the district, and raised money to benefit a local non-profit that helps those in need with rent and mortgage assistance. She met with parents about the impact closing schools and shutting down sports and other activities was having on their children. Ives even proposed a tax credit to assist families with the financial burden online schooling has created.
“From the day we jumped into this race 18 months ago, I promised to build out the infrastructure to push back on Nancy Pelosi and Sean Casten.
“With the help and hard work of thousands, we did that. We have invested in data, built out a sophisticated field organization, and found innovative ways to get our message to you on a daily basis – even in the darkest days of the COVID shut down.
“Now, we’ve got Nancy Pelosi worried that she will lose one of her most loyal tax-and-spend lackeys: Sean Casten. But voters saw how the candidates in this race reacted when crisis hit. Casten looked to Pelosi for a DC handout. I reached out to you.
“In this district, you know your choice going into the voting booth: Sean Casten believes in government and politicians. I believe in you.”Jeanne Ives campaign press 10/20/20