Preckwinkle's 'Strategic Decision' to Yank Campaign Ads Raises Some Eyebrows - NBC Chicago
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Preckwinkle's 'Strategic Decision' to Yank Campaign Ads Raises Some Eyebrows



    Preckwinkle Strategy Questioned Amid Not Running TV Ads

    Chicago will elect its first African American woman as mayor in the next two weeks. While the candidates are announcing endorsements and preparing for the final debates, many are questioning Toni Preckwinkle's strategy after not running any TV advertisements Tuesday. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern reports.

    (Published Tuesday, March 19, 2019)

    Just two weeks before the runoff election, Toni Preckwinkle pulled her television ads.

    The Cook County Board president called the eyebrow-raising move Tuesday a “strategic decision to put us in the best place to win this campaign.”

    Preckwinkle dodged questions from reporters asking if the decision to yank the commercials indicated campaign financial issues.

    The candidate thanked her supporters—specifically pointing out those on the West Side of Chicago.

    Meanwhile, competitor Lori Lightfoot focused on her own campaign.

    “We have to continue to be focused on the things that are important to this campaign—which is reaching out to voters all across the city,” Lightfoot said Tuesday. “Building a city-wide coalition. And what we are hearing from people in virtually every neighborhood, is they want change."

    The candidates square off again in two televised debates later this week.

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