The Illinois House Republican Organization (HRO) released a new TV ad Monday attacking three Democratic state lawmakers from Southern Illinois for "marching in lockstep" with House Speaker Michael Madigan.
The HRO's "Toy Soldiers" ad targets Illinois State Sen. Gary Forby (D-Benton) and Reps. John Bradley (D-Marion) and Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg), all of whom are seeking re-election this year.
"Again and again, Forby, Bradley and Phelps backed Madigan's tax- and- spend budgets, crushing our economy and hurting our families," the narrator says in the ad. "Higher taxes. Billions in more debt. And a bailout for Chicago schools. Forby, Bradley and Phelps: Loyal soldiers for Mike Madigan, politicians we can't trust."
Here is the TV spot:
Bradley, Forby and Phelps are among the Democratic state lawmakers being targeted by Illinois Republicans as the GOP attempts use this election cycle to reduce the legislative supermajorities held by Democrats in both chambers.