WASHINGTON DC - Which is IL GOP gubernatorial primary candidate Jeanne Ives: "Madigan's favorite Republican" as Bruce Rauner's campaign says or "too conservative" for Illinois as a new ad from Democrats says?
If you thought things couldn't get any more stranger as the primary nears, upcoming primary, wait until you see this new ad put out by the Democrat Governors Association - hitting air waves Friday:
"Meet Jeanne Ives: She's been rated as one of the most conservative in the state. Ives wants to ban abortions. She has an 'A' rating from the NRA, pushing to arm teachers and stop new gun laws. And on immigration, Ives marches in lock-step with President [Donald] Trump, trying to eliminate protections for undocumented immigrants."
The Ives campaign shrugged off the DGA ad, saying radical Left attacks are "badges of honor."
"Of course Socialists are attacking Jeanne Ives for being conservative. Democrat congressman Dan Lipinski is too conservative for the Democrat Party. Jeanne Ives wears attacks from the radical Left as badges of honor whether they come from Leftists at the DGA or the Leftist, fake Republican Bruce Rauner," the Ives campaign statement says.
"The DGA is correct that Illinois is worse off than we were when Rauner was elected but that's because Rauner pursued the big government, tax-borrow-and-spend policies combined with extreme Leftist social policies that the DGA otherwise supports. On policy, Rauner and the DGA are two sides of the same counterfeit bill."
The DGA is also releasing an ad attacking Bruce Rauner's record. Between the two buys, the DGA is spending at least $451,000 Politico reports.