CORRECTED: Ad calls Bryant a 'Madigan pawn'
State Rep. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) is portrayed as having “served up” her constituents in the 115th House District in a new Liberty Principles PAC ad on YouTube ridiculing her as a pawn of powerful House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago).
“You know Terri Bryant voted for Mike Madigan’s 32 percent income tax hike, but that’s only half the story,” a voice blares in the ad. Branding the tax hike the largest in state history, the video adds “after raising taxes, Bryant sent our money to bail out Chicago Public Schools' pensions.”
Later, the ad charges Bryant has also been a constant supporter of policies put forth by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in some instances even to the detriment of her constituents.
“Terri Bryant isn’t serving us, she’s serving us up to Chicago,” the ad charges.
Bryant is being challenged in the March 20 Republican primary by Paul Jacobs of Pomona, who is running on a platform of proposed budget reforms and spending cuts.
Citing rising taxes as one of the primary reasons for the state’s spiraling out-migration problem, U.S. Army veteran and Abingdon resident Joshua Griffith has also blasted Bryant over her support for the state’s newly enacted $36.1 billion spending plan.
Editor's note: This story was updated to include Griffith's first name.