Americans for Prosperity Illinois is targeting six Democratic state legislators in a new digital ad campaign that launched Monday.
The conservative group is calling out the lawmakers for their "failure to curb government over-spending by passing unbalanced budgets and promoting higher taxes."
"Many of the actions taken in Springfield by some of our state legislators over the past year have not been in the best interest of taxpayers," David From, Americans for Prosperity Illinois' state director, said in a statement. "This effort is intended to show the public instances where their legislators have not stood up for the taxpayers' best interest, so they can urge those legislators to change course."
Here are the lawmakers being targeted by Americans for Prosperity Illinois' effort, which "consists of an extensive digital ad campaign in each of the legislative districts below, reinforced with door-to-door effort and continued direct mail."
SD 23 - Tom Cullerton https://youtu.be/O48MQHSu8pw
SD 31 - Melinda Bush https://youtu.be/AZX5BdO2RAE
LD 46 - Deb Conroy https://youtu.be/ZrOo4AfgqDo
LD 62 - Sam Yingling https://youtu.be/zSKhUI7zrxw
LD 111 - Dan (Beiser) https://youtu.be/lBmc40LX544
LD 117 - John Bradley https://youtu.be/GxdAplIImWw
According to Americans for Prosperity Illinois, the campaign will target more state legislators in the coming months.
"We want to be sure that Illinoisans know that, despite passing the House with a supermajority, the Illinois Senate Democrat majority is blocking a real property tax freeze from becoming law," From said. "These senators are part of the majority that is blocking this crucial relief for their constituents.
"Furthermore, each of the House members included in this effort embraced Speaker Mike Madigan's unbalanced budget that will only result higher taxes and more unsustainable government spending. Rather than stand up for their constituents by supporting a responsible budget, they chose Madigan's $7 billion unbalanced budget. Their constituents need to be aware of these legislators' actions."