CHICAGO - American Bridge, a liberal PAC involved in five gubernatorial races, released a YouTube ad Thursday tying GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner to former presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
The ad referring to "Mitt Rauner," drums up Illinois news stories about Rauner's investments in Cayman Islands and ties them to Mitt Romney's investments.
"Romney's tricks certainly didn't fool Illinois in 2012, and Rauner's re-creation of them won't fare any better," a press release says. "Rauner has joked that he's not even in the 1 percent, but rather the 0.1 percent, and his net worth is reportedly almost $1 billion, but he still apparently feels that paying his American taxes would be an unfair burden. So being the everyman he is, he just hides it in his Cayman Island tax shelter, as anyone would."
American Bridge's ad is timely. Romney's popularity has recently grown. A CNN poll this week showed Romney winning 53 percent to 44 percent if an election between him and Obama were held today.