GOP gubernatorial candidate Jeanne Ives new internet and social media ad is facing criticism from Democrats and Republicans alike. Patterned after Governor Rauner's ad, where neighboring governors thank House Speaker Mike Madigan, crediting him with creating bad economic conditions for Illinois that send jobs to their states, Ives has actors representing various issues that go against most social conservative values thanking Bruce Rauner, including a man in drag, who says Rauner made it possible for him to use the girl's restroom and a happy go lucky girl who thanks Governor Rauner for having Illinois families pay for her abortion. Rauner gaved the ad less than rave reviews.
GOP Attorney General candidate Ereka Harold was critical of the ad, saying “This ad denigrates, mocks and marginalizes groups of Illinoisans and cannot represent our Republican Party. I call on the Ives campaign to immediately take it off the air. The Republican Party must be about fighting for the ideals and values that have made our country the envy of the world and promoting the dignity and value of every Illinoisan.”