Illinois is in dreadful shape, with huge debt and underfunded pension liabilities. In the gubernatorial campaign, the ads were focused elsewhere.
Minnesota's Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party recently sent out a pair of direct mail ads against Republican state senate candidate Dan Hall. Both ads refer repeatedly to him as "Preacher Dan Hall." One (pdf) shows a man in a clerical collar wearing a pin that says, "Ignore the poor." The other (pdf) features an elaborate, old-fashioned angel holding a banner: "Blessed are the Rich."