Citizens for Rauner Releases New TV Ad: “I’d Do It”

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Citizens for Rauner released a new TV ad highlighting the shady insider dealings that continue to haunt J.B. Pritzker in his campaign for governor. Pritzker was caught on FBI wiretaps in 2008 discussing potential appointments from Federal Prisoner 40892-424, then-Governor (and Pritzker donation recipient) Rod Blagojevich.

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The ad features the unedited FBI wiretap in which Blagojevich and Pritzker discuss quid pro quo appointments following Barack Obama’s election.

Watch the clip HERE.

The transcript for the ad is below.


November 6th 2008

The FBI wiretap of JB Pritzker & Rod Blagojevich.


Blagojevich: Ok, so, but, what if, and I’m telling ya this could happen, because I know how Madigan is, he says ‘I’ll give ya health care, I’ll give ya a capital bill, OK. We’ll work with you to balance the budget the way you want to do it and I’ll raise taxes on people…and you make Lisa the senator, OK?’

Pritzker: Hmm, hmm.

Blagojevich: That puts me in a moral dilemma…because of all of the prospective candidates, what, dealing with her, suing us to f****** support Bush kicking 35,000 poor people off of health care…

Pritzker: Yeah, I know.

Blagojevich: You know, all that bulls***.

Pritzker: You know what? You should do it. You should do it. I’d take that in a heartbeat.

Blagojevich: Morally repugnant. I probably have to do it.

Pritzker: Yeah, I’d do it. I’d do it.

Blagojevich: OK, and then there’s an AG I can appoint, J.B.

Pritzker: You’re doing the right thing for the people.

Blagojevich: Are you a lawyer?

Pritzker: Yeah.

Blagojevich: There’s an AG that I appoint.

Pritzker: Oooh, that’s interesting…

Blagojevich: You see what I’m saying?

Pritzker: Oh, there ya go.

Blagojevich: I mean, don’t rule that one out.

Pritzker: OK.

Blagojevich: I mean, I’m not promising. I’m just saying these are all scenarios.

JB Pritzker
A corrupt deal for Illinois

Listen to the full FBI tape at