Pritzker may not be on the ballot, but attack ads are on the air

JB Pritzker won’t be on the ballot this November. (Photo courtesy: WJBC/File)

By Dave Dahl

SPRINGFIELD – “Remember when JB Pritzker ripped out his toilets to dodge paying property taxes?”

That’s the opening line of a new commercial from a group that says it wants to hold “Springfield politicians” accountable. It’s actually Democrats under the “Illinois Rising Action” microscope.

The PAC’s executive director, Kayleen Carlson, says Gov. Pritzker is just another tax-and-spend Democrat whose solution to anything is to raise taxes. Pritzker is not on the ballot this year, but the ad campaign wants you to remember two words: Vote Republican.

“Look who has been Speaker of the House for over forty years,” Carlson said. “That’s Mike Madigan, and he really has controlled Springfield for over forty years.”

Carlson’s rounding up; Madigan’s been speaker for 35 of the last 37 years.

The Democrat-pushed graduated income tax proposal is on the November ballot, but Carlson says that’s not part of this campaign.

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