A new federal super PAC launched an attack ad Tuesday aiming to link Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and local Republicans to Donald Trump.
The ad is from Leading Illinois for Tomorrow (LIFT), which is chaired by state Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston).
"The purpose of LIFT is to explain the stark choice voters will be presented with this fall," Biss said in a statement. "Illinois has serious problems, but Rauner and the Republicans are making them worse. For the first time in history, Illinois has gone 16 months without a state budget. The middle class is under attack and universities and social service agencies are suffering. LIFT will make sure Illinois voters know that Democrats have a better way forward."
Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, is featured in the ad making derogatory comments about women and immigrants and mocking a reporter with disabilities. The ad cuts to Rauner saying in the past that he would support the Republican Party's presidential nominee.
"If Bruce Rauner and the Illinois Republicans support Donald Trump after all that, why would we support them?" the narrator in the ad says.
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Back in March, Rauner said he would support Trump if he received the party's nomination. After Trump became the presumptive GOP nominee, Rauner did not attend the Republican National Convention in July and said he would not endorse Trump.