Beginning well before Labor Day, Sixth District congressional candidate Sean Casten's campaign has placed a substantial cable TV & digital ad buy to counter false, negative ads being run by Peter Roskam and a Super PAC associated with House Speaker Paul Ryan. Today, the Casten campaign released their ad and the following statement:
"We're proud that we're in a position to offer voters the truth about Sean's record as a successful green-energy entrepreneur who's put thousands of people to work while fighting pollution and climate-change," said Greg Bales, Campaign Manager for Sean Casten. "The ad features Charlie Bayless, one of the Directors of the Board Sean reported to, setting the record straight on Casten's record of creating jobs and protecting his employees during their time working together for a clean energy company."
Bales said that the new Casten ad would be seen on cable TV systems and digital platforms across the 6th District beginning on August 22nd and characterized the buy as "substantial."
"It's sad that Roskam has so little to say about his 25 years in public office that he can only throw mud at his challenger, and his ads are a complete distortion, as pointed out by Crain's and the Better Government Association," Bales said. "Now, with our first TV ad, voters will get the facts about Sean's exemplary business record."
So far in the general election, Roskam and his allies have spent millions of dollars on mailings, TV and digital ads. Yet, in the last two weeks, two different organizations that predict the outcomes of congressional races have moved the Illinois 6th District race from "leans Republican" to "toss up."