Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Alexi Giannoulias's hire a Veteran initiative

Alexi's hiring Vets although it's not quite what one would expect. Via Illinois Review,

Just in case you didn’t think the Illinois Senate race could sink any lower, THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned that Democrat Alexi Giannoulias is planning to launch a final ad campaign featuring a “veteran” to attack Mark Kirk’s service record.

The timing of this is altogether ironic, since Senator John Kerry, the former Democratic presidential nominee, is campaigning with Giannoulias today in Illinois. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, together they will go after “the same people who bankrolled the ‘Swiftboat’ attacks against [Kerry] when he was running for president in 2004.”

On Friday, however, a known anti-Kirk political activist with ties to the Giannoulias campaign posted a message on his Facebook account searching for “an Iraq War veteran who wants to be in a TV commercial slamming Mark Kirk.”

Proviso's own, Carl Nyberg, is leading the job search and he's none too happy with the Weekly Standard's coverage.

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