As election day nears, and Illinois voters are already casting their ballots, a flurry of campaign ads are being released in these final weeks as candidates — and their supporters — try to prove to voters that they are best suited for political office when compared to their opponent.
Friends of David Gill released a new TV ad today in support of the Democratic candidate in the 13th congressional district. The ad features voices from Central Illinois residents touting the physician's work and character, and denouncing negative ads that have been released by special interest groups.
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A poll released this week by Anzalone Liszt found that Gill has a nine-point lead over Davis in the 13th district race, at 48 percent to 39 percent. For a rundown of the 13th congressional district race between Gill, Republican Rodney Davis, and Independent candidate John Hartman, check out Progress Illinois' profile of the race.
Meanwhile, the campaign of Democrat Brad Schneider, who is running in the 10th congressional district, released an ad this week focusing on Medicare. Using video of President Lyndon B. Johnson speaking after he signed the health care program into law in 1965, the ad blasts incumbent Bob Dold and his Republican colleagues for their attempts to, essentially, get rid of the program.