Wednesday morning, Illinois. About Tuesday’s primary: Trump’s candidate continues to win, but the headwinds facing Democrats appear to be easing. Via POLITICO.
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mayor of chicago Lori Lightfoot called conservative Super PAC TV ads an example of “dog-whistle politics.”
“Skin darkens. I think there is no question that I am African American. I’m black and I’m proud of it, so why should I turn it black and send it to a suburban community? rice field. TV advertising in playbook items. “The ultimate dog whistle.”
Who is behind the ad: The spot was put together by a super PAC of people playing by the rules, run by conservative political operatives. Dan Proft Mostly funded by billionaire GOP donors Richard Urain. The target of the ad wasn’t exactly Lightfoot, but a Democratic governor. JB Pritzker And how the state treats crime. Uihlein recently funded the PAC to boost the Republican Party. Darren Bailey gubernatorial election. Bailey has nothing to do with advertising.
Proft denied Lightfoot’s accusations of racism. “It’s insane, and just as hardcore racial hustlers like Lightfoot and Pritzker are trying to distract attention from the fact that she’s turned a city upside down and repeatedly turned into a violent predator.” He’s aiming to do the same across the state for cash bail.” Proft said in an email to NBC News’ Natasha Korecki:.
“Their claims are not entirely true. And obviously ridiculous. We didn’t do anything to her pigmentation, just like we did nothing to the Governor’s pasty, blow-hard pigmentation, and Lightfoot’s video shows her speaking at her club in the City. It’s something I pulled from the web,” Proft told Natasha.
This ad is calling attention to the SAFE-T Act This will go into effect next year by eliminating cash bail, but the ad doesn’t explain that judges can lock dangerous suspects in jail to protect their communities.
Lightfoot talked about advertising in a Q&A She spoke to reporters after discussing crime numbers that show Chicago’s homicides have dropped 18% and shootings have also dropped 18%.
Pritzker campaign asked Bailey to remove ad ‘immediately’“Republicans need to understand why they must continue to apologize for everything that comes out of their mouths instead of insulting their elected officials,” the spokesperson said. Natalie Edelstein said in a statement.
I have deeper concerns. Black lawmakers and candidates across the board said the ad was part of President Trump’s effort to normalize “racist tropes” ahead of the November election, according to political operatives. I’m afraid it will get worse.
More “Hell”: They point to Bailey doubling down on what Chicago, a predominantly black city, is “hell” and calling the Attorney General at the Republican conference in Springfield. Kwame Raul “Lapdog” to Pritzker.
Read Natasha’s full story here. Including this nugget from the Democratic ad maker John Lowry He said that advertising was “culturally ignorant to have a strategic, calculated racial appeal or be generous.”
According to the Tribune: “People who play by the rules have reported spending more than $1 million on television ads in Chicago and other markets since the ad went public on August 15, according to state campaign finance records.”
And from The Sun-Times: “The Bailey campaign has yet to start airing TV ads with just 77 days until the general election, but it says it has not had any communication with Proft’s Political Action Committee as required by federal law. says.
See lots of greenery: governor now that the leadership of the Illinois Democratic Party has been arranged to his liking. JB Pritzker donated $5.5 million to help Democrats participate in a competitive general election.
Pritzker donated $1.5 million to the Illinois Democratic Party. on Friday, according to state records. The governor, who ranks on Forbes’ billionaire list, also donated his $1 million to campaign funds for the Democratic Senate, which is led by the Speaker of the Senate. Don Harmon $3 million to fund House Democrats led by Speaker Emmanuel “Chris” Welchhelped Pritzker get the votes he needed to elect his fellow legislators. Lisa Hernandez Leading the Illinois Democratic Party.
From the Tribune’s Dan Petrella and Jeremy Gorner: “Pritzker’s political ambassadors are as the governor continues to seek to expand his sphere of power within the Democratic Party and the state’s party seeks to maintain full control of the Illinois government.”
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Campaign bus tour begins at Elk Grove Village at 9am with First Lady MK Pritzker and lieutenant. Julianna Stratton— Candidate roundtable at 2:15 p.m. at Schuler Family Farm in Lexington, Illinois. — Join the canvas with McLean County Democrats at 4:15 p.m. in Bloomington. — in Peoria at 7 p.m. for a rally.the event is Live broadcast here.
The groundbreaking ceremony for Auburn Gresham Apartments, part of the INVEST South/West initiative, took place at 9:30 am.
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— Illinois voting status widened with permanent ballot by mail option, By Jim Hagerty of Rockford Register Star.
— Rivian subcontractor owes Mexican workers $315,000 in unpaid wages in second state lawsuit over plant construction By Robert Chanik of the Tribune
— The New York Times Take | Karaoke singers make their dreams come true at the Illinois State Fair: “Sixteen contestants performed songs by Whitney Houston, Billy Joel, Jamie Johnson and Shania Twain near the £500 Butter Cow in an attempt to win $500 to appear on the grandstand stage.”
— Lightfoot touts the national recognition of Chicago’s violence prevention program. The mayor said on Tuesday that homicides and shootings each dropped by 18%. ABC 7’s Sarah Schulte said, “Chicago is investing in ways to prevent gun violence in the city, and Lightfoot said it’s helping to reduce crime. This is now recognized by advocacy groups across the country.”
— Budget analysis: Chicago’s Department of Public Safety has cost the city more than it has saved: According to Geoffrey Cubbage of the Better Government Association, “The new division has realized $4.3 million in headcount savings, but added $139.8 million in overhead costs.
— Lightfoot declines to support the commission’s call to remove 13 racist monuments, including three Columbus statues. by WTTW’s Heather Cerone …
… Mayor seeks more recommendations before deciding on monument, By Gregory Platt of the Tribune
— City doctors are cautiously optimistic about the monkeypox epidemic in Chicago. By Courtney Kueppers of WBEZ
— The New York Times Take | NASCAR hits the streets of Chicago – merging computer-generated fantasy with reality
– vote: Arlington Heights voters want Bears Stadium unless they pay for it. According to Charles Keeshan and Christopher Plasek of the Daily Herald, “A poll commissioned by the Americans for Prosperity Political Advocacy Group in Illinois found that 72 percent of residents would build a stadium on the 326-acre former racetrack site. I have found that I am in favor of doing so.
— According to reports, the Cook County juvenile prison is using “semantics” to cover up the hours young people spend in isolation. Injustice Watch’s Jonah Newman and Carlos Ballesteros said, “Most children and teenagers out there, the majority of whom are black, spend at least 13 hours a day confined to small cells.
— “I’ve got something for you.” Then a car traveling 60 mph struck four people in front of a bar on the South Shore, killing three. By Tom Shuva and Sophie Shelley of The Sun-Times, “Police said they had no motive yet and there was no evidence yet that the attack was a hate crime.
— Chicago-area county sues pharmacy chain for allegedly feeding opioid crisis Tribune’s John Kielman
— A jury hears cloak-and-dagger testimony from a reputable fixer for R. Kelly’s alleged conspiracy to derail an early criminal investigation. Tribune’s Jason Meisner and Megan Crepeau
— Second former prison guard convicted of inmate bludgeoning to death, By John O’Connor for The Associated Press
— A former City College and Triton basketball coach known for his ties to a player accused of selling counterfeit documents to an incarcerated inmate, By William Lee of the Tribune
— Chicago police officers accused of participating in Jan. 6 riots reject plea bargain: “Constable Karol J. Çwizyk, who allegedly took a picture of himself inside the Capitol, is set to go on trial in May.He was stripped of his police powers in June 2021,” by Mitch Dudek of The Sun-Times
— Two Illinois brothers were arrested for attacking a police officer in the Capitol on January 6. by Tribune Jake Sheridan
— Memet Oz The Republican Senate candidate from Pennsylvania flew to O’Hare for a fundraiser in the Milwaukee area. It was the second fundraiser in 10 days. Earlier this month, Oz was at a billionaire’s villa on Lake Geneva. Pat Ryan and his wife, Shirley Ryan For an event that brought in Chicago’s corporate heavyweights.former ambassador Ron Guidowitz and wife Christina Gidowitz co-sponsored.
Sun-Times Tina Sfondelia I tweeted about Oz’s trip: “Found in first class on a plane from Pittsburgh to O’Hare: Dr. Oz tells people he’s coming to Chicago to ‘raise money’.”
The mayor answered happily: “Chicago is a great place to visit, work and live. If you’re looking for the perfect location for your 11th house, look no further @DrOz!”
— The Chicago Board of Elections will release a consolidation plan related to the reorganization. According to Frans Pillman of the Sun-Times, “The 10-year reorganization process will eliminate 779 of the city’s 2,069 districts.
We asked them what their favorite non-breakfast food was for breakfast.
Lisa Wagner Renowned Political Consultant: PB&J
Mark Heffington: “Egg and ham fried rice. I was 16 before I realized it wasn’t breakfast food.
John Strauss: “Cold leftover pizza.”
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— Why New York Democrats Can’t Agree to Bail Reform: “America sees New York as a testing ground for criminal justice reform, with moderate mayors vying with their own party,” said POLITICO’s Erin Durkin and Caitlin Cordero.
— Democrats win a major special election, two incumbents lose on the night of the big primary, POLITICO’s Zach Montelarro
— Most adults want tougher gun control, according to a new poll from the University of Chicago and AP-NORC. Via AP communication
— Trump pitched 30 endorsements in the recent primary. Here are the winners, Marissa Martinez of POLITICO
— The documents recovered in Mar-a-Lago were one of the government’s most classified letter shows. POLITICO’s Kyle Cheney, Andrew Desiderio and Lara Seligman
Tuesday’s answer: Congrats Peyton Barnott When Bob Reamer For Illinois Territorial Representative Nathaniel Pope and Senator John Pope of Kentucky correct answer to moving the northern border to Wisconsin Territory more than 50 miles away. Via DNAinfo.
Question of the day: Who persuaded the Illinois legislature to abstain from his office being insolvent and the large appropriations approved to repair it? e-mail [email protected]
Calumet Mayor and state legislator. Thaddeus Jones Chicago lawyer and politician Gary Chico of Berto Consulting Zach Koutski JUF President Ronnie Nasatia Township Clerk of the Illinois Commissioner brad rupert communications specialist Gallia Thraien Mike Worldwide EVP John DeGrasse and Global Vice President of Harry Winston Diana Hall.