Democrat Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) is staying lockstop with the Radical Left in refusing to condemn the violence and looting that's been in the headlines this summer. GOP challenger Jim Oberweis wants the voters in the 14th – which President Trump won in 2016 – to know how in line with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez their representative to the US Congress is. Underwood says the protests are "beautiful."
Oberweis' campaign made a 500-point ad buy on broadcast TV in the Chicago media market that started Saturday. The buy includes ads on ABC 7, NBC 5, CBS 2, WGN 9, Fox 32, as well as a cable buy across the entire 14th CD.
The ad focuses on comments Rep. Lauren Underwood made during a recent candidates’ interview with the Chicago Sun Times Editorial Board. During the interview she refused to condemn rioting and instead talked about “beautiful protests.”
“Rioting and looting and violence are not ‘beautiful’,” Oberweis said. “I have consistently stood up for law enforcement. I have advocated for defending our police – not defunding them and I have called for an end to the violence. My opponent has been given numerous opportunities to condemn the violence, but she continues to refuse to do so.”