Today, Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot released a new TV ad, “Why.” The ad questions the motivations behind Toni Preckwinkle’s recent attacks on Lightfoot and points to Preckwinkle’s history of regressive tax hikes and old-school machine politics. The ad is Lightfoot’s third of the campaign, and second of the runoff. Lightfoot released her first TV ad of the runoff, “Change,” on March 1.
“Why is Toni Preckwinkle launching a ‘full blown,’ and ‘incorrect’ attack against Lori Lightfoot?” asks the narrator. The ad then features news stories about Preckwinkle’s ties to the broken Chicago machine and history of regressive taxation. “An entrenched political insider won’t lead Chicago forward. It’s time to bring in the light,” the narrator concludes as the ad features footage from Lightfoot’s election night celebration.