Kirk Dillard’s new professionally-produced campaign video that attempts to conjure images of a revitalized Illinois features a sign at a cafe called Lift Coffee Shop with an employee next to a sign that reads: “open.”
The business is open.
But in a different state.
A worker at Lift Coffee Shop said the cafe is in Richmond, Virginia and it is independently-owned. There did not appear to be any listings for a similarly named shop in Illinois.
That’s because there aren’t any, Dillard’s campaign conceded.
“It’s stock footage. It got by us,” a Dillard spokesman told the Sun-Times. “We’re going to change it and thanks for pointing it out.”
The snafu is reminiscent — but not as blatant — as the footage of mountains captured in a campaign video launched by another GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner.