12 February 2018

Illinois Election Ad Just Became A Very Popular Topic

Popular Ad
The Republican primary challenger in Illinois’ gubernatorial race gained popularity and praised for a campaign ad that reveals the true agenda of the transgender community, Women's March activists and immigration activists.

State Rep. Jeanne Ives, who is running against Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner in the Republican primary, released the ad last 3 February in an attempt to challenge her opponent’s conservative values.

Her 30-second spot features actors outfitted to portray a transgender woman, an anti-fascist protestor wearing a hood and a bandana over his face, a member of the Chicago Teachers Union and a Women’s March activist.

Each character mockingly thanks Rauner for enacting policies that support their supposed demographic. The ad represents the effects of Rauner's policies.

"Thank you for signing legislation that lets me use the girls’ bathroom," says a transgender woman in a red dress.

The actor portraying the hooded activist thanked Rauner "for opposing law enforcement and making Illinois a sanctuary state for illegal immigrant criminals." It was a nod to the Illinois Trust Act, a bill signed into law by Rauner in August barring local law enforcement from detaining someone based solely on their immigration status and limiting their cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

Another actor, a woman in a pink "pussy hat," thanks Rauner for "making all Illinois families pay for my abortions," referencing House Bill 40. Rauner signed HB 40 into law in September, expanding state-funded abortion coverage for women on Medicaid.

After Ives’ ad made its rounds on the internet, supporters came out and spread the video online and became one of the hottest topics discussed.

In a statement released with the ad, Ives' campaign appeared said that the video "represents Gov. Rauner’s chosen constituents based on the policy choices he made."

"Those Republican primary voters who don’t know of Rauner’s betrayals of conservatives need to know. Now they will," the statement read, according to ABC 7 Chicago.