Daily dose: Local history, coolest morning in 3 months, Rodney Davis goes after David Gill in ad

Daily dose: Local history, coolest morning in 3 months, Rodney Davis goes after David Gill in ad

Local history

In 1912, there isn’t a member of the Champaign Velvets — the local minor league baseball team — who will be so far away from the city this winter that he can’t be brought back here on the shortest possible notice. Chuck Fleming lives in Champaign and during the fall and winter is an Illinois Central brakeman. Boss, the left fielder, works in the coal mines at his home in Westville. Ahring, who played shortstop, is connected with a wholesale tobacco house in East St. Louis. Miller is a telegraph operator in St. Louis. Harvey “Lefty” Utrecht is just 18 years old and lives in Cincinnati.

In 1962, the crush is on at the University of Illinois. Today found thousands of new students preparing for registration and the numerous events planned to welcome students. On Sunday, 4,600 students checked into the UI’s residence halls, with hundreds of others at Greek housing and other organized houses. President David D. Henry will greet newcomers tonight at Huff Hall.

Cool morning

The official low temperature in Champaign-Urbana this morning was 51 degrees, the coolest reading since May 31.
September rainfall — just one-third through the month — already is 4.28 inches. The September average is 3.13 inches.

Rodney Davis goes after David Gill on taxes, health care reform

From a press release ....

SPRINGFIELD - Rodney Davis, Republican nominee for the 13th Congressional District of
Illinois, released the second TV ad of the campaign Monday, drawing a stark contrast
that one candidate for Congress chooses to attack with false, misleading claims
while Rodney Davis continues to talk about issues important to voters all across
Central and Southwest Illinois.

The new ad, titled "Jobs," shows the debunked, misleading claims made by the
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in an attack ad. Top reporters from
around Central Illinois have called the attacks "misleading." The new ad also aims
to inform voters of David Gill's support of tax increases, and his support for
Obamacare.

It then shows Davis discussing issues important to voters, like lower taxes,
eliminating burdensome regulation, and repealing and replacing Obamacare to allow
business to create jobs. Davis grew up working in his parents' restaurant and
understands the importance of small businesses for the economy. The ad can be viewed
at www.youtube.com/ElectRodney.

The ad begins today.

SCRIPT AND FACT CHECK

VO: "David Gill's special interest D.C. friends have been caught running false,
negative ads.

-  "Rodney Davis never worked for Ryan as Governor." State Journal Register, 9/2/2012

- "The truth is that Davis never worked for Ryan while he was Governor. The DCCC's
own opposition research (still available online last week) said that Davis worked
for Secretary of State Ryan from June 1, 1993 to January 2, 1997. Ryan, now in
federal prison, didn't become governor until 1999."

"Gill can claim that he had nothing to do with the spot produced and paid for by the
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, but he could also distance himself from
the misleading attack ad and even ask that it be pulled. So far he hasn't done
either." News-Gazette, 9/2/2012

The truth is, David Gill wants to raise taxes…

Gill said: "I certainly think we need to allow the President Bush tax cuts to
expire. I think that's, at the least, a starting point." WDWS Radio, 7/9/2012

- Would support tax increases on alcohol, capital gains, cigarettes, corporations,
and income taxes. Project Vote Smart 2012 survey
http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/33722/david-gill/

"…and supports Obamacare."

- "(Obamacare) ought not be repealed." Chicago Tribune Survey, January 2012
http://elections.chicagotribune.com/editorial/david-m-gill/

- "Gill applauded the ruling, stating on his campaign's Facebook page that he was
glad the Supreme Court "didn't strip important health care benefits from millions of
Americans..." Belleville News Democrat July 11, 2012

"Rodney Davis will get our country back on track."

Davis: "We need to keep taxes low, eliminate burdensome regulations, and repeal
Obamacare to create jobs and get our economy moving again.

I'm Rodney Davis, and I approve this message, because small businesses are what make
this country go, and we need to get government out of their way."

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