Chicago Republican Objects To McCain's Attack Ads

11/22/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

John McCain supporter and former Republican Illinois gubernatorial candidate Ron Gidwitz disagrees with John McCain's attempts to tie Barack Obama to "a corrupt Chicago political machine," Bloomberg reports:

"I'm not crazy about negative advertising,'' said Gidwitz, a partner at investment firm GCG Partners and former chief executive officer of Helene Curtis Industries Inc., the Chicago beauty products company. The ads ``weren't helpful for the city,'' he said.

Another McCain backer, Republican Congressional candidate Jim Oberweis, "wouldn't agree when asked if McCain's ads were a fair portrayal of his rival," according to Bloomberg.

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