Quinn campaign launches ‘Glee' inspired campaign ad

Sun. October 24, 2010 6:06 PM by GoPride.com News Staff

Chicago, IL - With less than two weeks until voters go to the polls, Governor Pat Quinn's campaign found inspiration from Fox's hit show Glee and launched a creative ad poking fun at his Republican challenger Bill Brady.

The ad, which is getting considerable buzz on the Internet, starts with an announcer saying, "Too busy watching Glee to keep up with the Governor's race?" Then continues to take the conservative Brady to task on a number of social issues including gay rights.

Brady is opposed to gay marriage and civil unions. In a debate last week at Elmhurst College, Brady said that his religious beliefs are the reason he is opposed to protections for gays and lesbians in the workplace. 

Quinn is supportive of civil unions and has received the endorsement of Equality Illinois, a gay rights advocacy group.

The ad, part of the whoisbillbrady.com campaign, also claims Brady paid almost no U.S. taxes in three of the past four years and went on to parody 28-year-old Jason Plummer, Brady's young pick for lieutenant governor.

Recent polls show Quinn and Brady are neck and neck.

The general election is Nov. 2.