State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias‘s (D) campaign announced he is up with his second campaign advertisement in one week for his Senate bid in Illinois.The front-runner for the Democratic nod’s new spot is very similar to his first advertisement, but includes more information about Giannoulias’ jobs plan.
Both advertisements feature workers from a local company, suitmaker Hartmarx. According to the campaign, Giannoulias threatened to pull the state’s investment portfolio from Hartmarx’s main creditor if the company shut down the local plants and eliminated 1,000 jobs as planned
Giannoulias also officially landed the backing of two important union endorsements this week, the AFL-CIO and the Illinois Federation of Teachers. With the backing of those two major unions,he has managed to collect the support of every major labor group in the state over the course of his campaign.