below, from the Giannoulias campaign....
NEW GIANNOULIAS AD FEATURES PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY
Only ad to feature Michelle Obama
U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias today launched a new positive campaign ad that features both President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
The 30-second spot also features his mother and workers from DesPlaines suitmaker Hartmarx with each of them noting Giannoulias' compassion and character.
"You can trust him," President Obama says in the ad. "You can count on him."
The ad is the first and only in the nation that features the First Lady endorsing a candidate.
"Alexi is in it for the right reasons," she says. "He will be a phenomenal U.S. Senator."
You can view the ad here. A transcript is provided below.
Woman #1: Alexi isn't a typical politician.
Anna Giannoulias: Alexi always wanted to help people. He was born with a big, big heart.
President Obama: Alexi's my friend. I know his character.
President Obama: You can trust him. You can count on him.
Man #1: Alexi was one man that speaks from the heart.
Woman #2: Alexi cares about people.
First Lady Michelle Obama: Alexi is in this for the right reasons. He will be a phenomenal U.S. senator.
Alexi Giannoulias: I'm Alexi Giannoulias, and I approve this message.
Man #2: We need more people like Alexi in politics, a person that cares.