Rauner ad about Pritzker's toilet-removal tax breaks mentioned on Meet The Press
Gov. Bruce Rauner’s campaign ad revolving around his Democratic challenger JB Pritzker’s toilet-removal tax break scam was featured on a recent edition of Meet The Press Daily.
Host Chuck Todd played the Rauner ad that calls Pritzker “Chicago’s Porcelain Prince of Tax Avoidance.” The ad is in reference to a 2017 article by the Chicago Sun-Times, which reported that Pritzker allowed one of his Gold Coast Chicago mansions to fall into despair so that it could be deemed “uninhabitable.”
The ad also claims that Pritzker removed the toilets from the property and that he earned $230,000 in property-tax breaks because of the move.
So far, the gubernatorial candidates have spent $76 million on advertising in the race, Todd said.
“It dwarfs every House, Senate and gubernatorial race nationwide this cycle,” he said. “Both Rauner and Pritzker have been going after each other on the airway since well before they won each other’s respective primaries. And when you have a long nasty race with piles and piles of cash laying around, well, you get toilet bowl ads.”