Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign has released a new TV ad starring First Lady Michelle Obama, this one with footage from her Oct. 7 rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The 30-second spot interweaves Obama's passionate pro-Quinn speech with images of the governor in Good Citizen Mode, visiting schoolchildren and talking to Illinoisians at a diner. She urges the crowd to vote early, saying "let's just get this done."
"I know Pat Quinn. His push for the minimum wage is essential," declares Obama. "If you think women should get equal pay for equal work, if you want our kids to have quality pre-school, have a chance to go to college, if you want a governor who shares our values, then we need Pat Quinn has governor of Illinois!"
The incumbent, locked in a tight race against Republican rival Bruce Rauner, has recruited a small army of political A-listers to stump on his behalf including the Obamas, the Clintons and Vice President Joe Biden. His political future in this state will be decided Nov. 4, on Election Day.