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Boehner Illinois fund-raising triggers ad, robo call blitz against GOP Illinois House candidates

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WASHINGTON--The Democratic House political operation--the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee-- launched an ad and robocall blitz against four Illinois Republicans, pegged to House Speaker John Boehner coming to Illinois to fund-raise for them.

Boehner is in Chicago and suburban Sugar Grove today--Thursday--headlining funders for Rep. Judy Biggert and Rep. Bob Dold. He is also doing an event for Rep. Bobby Schilling and did a "breakfast briefing" Monday for GOP House hopeful from southern Illinois, Jason Plummer. My post on Boehner headlining Dold, Biggert fund-raisers is HERE.

The DCCC has been hitting Republicans as being aligned with "Tea Party" interests.

From the DCCC: "The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today launched radio ads and automated phone calls in these four Illinois Congressional districts to expose Republicans' out-of-touch agenda that puts seniors and the middle class at risk.

"The DCCC will run radio ads about Congressman Bobby Schilling and millionaire candidate Jason Plummer and launch automated phone calls about Congresswoman Judy Biggert and Congressman Bob Dold to hold them accountable for standing with Speaker Boehner and millionaires instead of fighting for middle class families in Illinois."

Biggert and Dold, running from Chicago suburban districts, will be hit with robocalls since radio time is too expensive in the Chicago area--and can't be as targeted as calls.

Here's a sample script used in the 11th District, where Biggert is running against former Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) and in the 10th, where Dold faces Demoratic House hopeful Brad Schneider.

Hi this is Julie calling on behalf of the DCCC.

Congressman Judy Biggert (Bob Dold) is sure making someone happy in Washington - her Republican Party boss, Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner. So now Speaker Boehner is coming here to Illnois to raise her money. Congresswoman Biggert votes as Speaker Boehner wants even when it means cutting Medicare just to protect tax breaks for billionaires.

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