From the Kirk for Senate Campaign:
Northbrook, Ill. – Kirk for Senate today unveiled a television ad focusing on Congressman Mark Kirk’s thoughtful, independent record while setting the record straight after his opponent’s desperate attempts to mischaracterize the Congressman’s record and mislead voters.
The 30-second spot, entitled “Distract,” highlights Congressman Kirk’s independent and effective record including his efforts to cut wasteful spending and stop British Petroleum from polluting Lake Michigan along with his support for stem cell research and service in Afghanistan as a Naval intelligence officer. The ad also sets the record straight after Alexi Giannoulias released a desperate attack ad designed to mislead voters and blame Kirk for his own reckless decisions.
“This election is about a clear choice to change direction and restore integrity to Illinois,” campaign spokesperson Kirsten Kukowski said. “The latest attack ad is another desperate attempt by Alexi Giannoulias to distract voters from his reckless decisions that brought down Broadway Bank – decisions that he campaigned on when the going was good and directly reflect on his worthiness to serve in public office. While Giannoulias attempts to assign blame for his bank’s failure on others, Mark Kirk is building support for his plan to help small businesses hire more people in Illinois and holding companies like British Petroleum accountable.”
“Distract,” which will air on broadcast and cable networks, comes on the heels of Broadway Bank’s failure due to years of risky lending practices and loans to criminals that Alexi Giannoulias is trying to blame on Congressman Kirk.