"Alexi Giannoulias is only 34 years old, but what a 34 years it's been," says the announcer in the new Mark Kirk television ad. "At his father's bank, Alexi made tens of millions in risky loans to convicted mobsters - Then the bank collapsed."
The visual here is three black and white mobster head shots.
Referring to Giannoulias throughout the ad plays along the Kirk's campaign theme of seeking to diminish his opponent's stature and competence as a 34-year old. The fact that the Giannoulias family's Broadway Bank was seized by the FDIC had been and will continue to be an issue that puts the Democrat on the defensive.
The ad concludes with the announcer saying: "Alexi supports higher taxes to fund billions more in spending - Alexi Giannoulias - Trust him with your money?"