Ives Hits Casten in Contrast Ad: “Peanuts” - Jeanne for Congress

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September 23, 2020 –  This morning, Jeanne Ives released a new ad contrasting Sean Casten’s record of self-dealing with her record of leading by example. 

After his inauguration, Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06), lobbied for Congressional pay increases, saying it’s “horrible” that they “work for peanuts”($174,000 per year). As a state legislator, Ives refused a taxpayer funded pension, health benefits and voted against pay hikes for legislators. 

Prior to running for Congress, Casten was a registered lobbyist. During the 2008 Great Recession, he became a wealthy man on the backs of hard working Americans when he got his own company $8 million in taxpayer-funded subsidies that should have gone to provide relief to struggling Americans.

But that wasn’t enough for elitist Sean Casten. Since arriving in Washington, he has advocated and voted to send more of your money to Washington DC to fund his big government ideas at every turn. 

At $174,000, the families of IL-06 are not getting the representation they’re paying for, and Sean Casten wants more. 

Watch the Ad Here.

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Transcript

While Americans weathered tough times…

Sean Casten put on wingtips. 

To beg Congress for a bailout. 

Now, the shoe’s on the other foot. 

Congressman Casten makes $174 Grand per year;

Which he calls “peanuts.”

We need leaders like Jeanne Ives, who traded her Army boots for heels to champion Illinois taxpayers in the Statehouse;

Refusing taxpayer-funded healthcare and pension; 

And never voting to raise taxes. 

Jeanne Ives for Congress. 

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