Outside Group Hits Schneider With Attack Ad
New Prosperity Foundation running commercials claiming Schneider supports higher taxes and more government control.
Television commercials attacking Democratic Congressional candidate Brad Schneider of Deerfield aired today accusing him of supporting higher taxes, bigger government and taking medical decisions out of doctors’ hands, according to a story on the Huffington Post.
The ads are sponsored by the New Prosperity Foundation located in Chicago and headed by Highland Park native Ron Gidwitz. They are targeted against Schneider and two other Democrats—Tammy Duckworth and former Rep. Bill Foster (D-Geneva)—who are all in nationally targeted races.
Schneider campaign manager Reed Adamson denies the allegations in the commercial taking particular aim at the allegation about the doctor-patient relationship.
"This right-wing group is only interested in holding on to this seat and their willingness to invoke 'death panels,' which have been proven time and again to be completely fictional, just shows the lengths to which they'll go protecting the Tea Party agenda," Adamson said to Patch.
Schneider is running against Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth). Dold campaign spokesperson John McGovern said the Dold campaign had nothing to do with the commercials and legally cannot.
New Prosperity is trying to elect Republicans in the Midwest, according to the Huffington Post article.