City Club of Chicago

Ives: 'Edgy' ad 'accurate representation' of Rauner policies

Republican candidate for governor Jeanne Ives on Monday staunchly defended her contentious campaign ad against Gov. Bruce Rauner featuring actors portraying a transgender woman and a woman flaunting a free abortion as an "accurate representation" of policies her rival has endorsed.

Agreeing that the ad launched over the weekend is "edgy," the conservative state representative from Wheaton seemed flummoxed during an appearance at the City Club of Chicago as to why anyone would call it offensive.

"What's offensive about the ad? The ad is a policy ad," Ives said. "It's an accurate representation of what the policies look like on...