Commercials for Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) and Democratic challenger Brad Schneider of Deerfield are starting to hit the airwaves in the 10th Congressional District as both candidates try to chart a course of independence and bipartisanship.
Nowhere in any of the five commercials aired so far—three by Dold and two from Schneider—is the word Democrat or Republican mentioned. Neither are the words progressive or tea party used in the spots in this race drawing national attention.
“What you see now is fighting and gridlock,” Schneider said in his first commercial. “I’ll work with everyone. Democrat, Republican as long as they have a good idea.”
Dold offers a similar message. “The politicians in Springfield and Washington are just standing around bickering,” Dold said in his third commercial. “To create jobs we need to work together.” View all five spots by clicking on the appropriate link with this story.
With the Nov. 6 election 41 days away, Patch readers will see a lot of those commercials with Dold already committed to spending more than $1.8 million and groups committed to Schneider more than that.
Patch is also doing its best to keep readers informed and up to date with new and background information about the 10th District Race, Dold and Schneider.