New TV Ad Highlights Cheri’s Fight To Ensure American Flags Are Made In America

Watch New Ad “Flag” HERE

Today, Cheri Bustos for Congress launched “Flag,” the campaign’s first television ad of the 2014 election cycle.  The ad, featuring an Illinois veteran that gave Bustos the idea, highlights Cheri’s fight to ensure American flags purchased with U.S. tax dollars are made here at home by American workers.

To watch the new ad which started airing in Rockford, Peoria and the Quad Cities today, click HERE.

Cheri represents Illinois’ 17th Congressional District in Congress and lives in East Moline with her husband Gerry, a deputy sheriff in Rock Island County.  They have three grown children and two grandchildren.



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Open on American flags.





Cut to Army veteran Dennis Johnson.

Super: Dennis Johnson






Cut to American flag flying atop flag pole.


Cut to of b-roll mix of Cheri Bustos talking with Dennis Johnson and other veterans.Super: Cheri Bustos


Super: “Cheri Bustos… pushing the federal government to only purchase American-made U.S. flags,” WQAD, 6/30/13


Cut to Dennis Johnson to camera.


Cut to b-roll of Cheri Bustos with veterans.Super: Cheri Bustos. 




Dennis Johnson: We’ve done over 500 funerals since I’ve been a member of the honor guard. I’ve seen so many flags –


you could see through them like they’re a piece of cheesecloth. You start seeing labels on ‘em – “Made in China.”


I didn’t fight for China.


I fought for the USA.



Cheri Bustos jumped right in there.




She introduced a new bill to have the flags made in America. She got it done.



And that meant so much to me.


Cheri Bustos: I’m Cheri Bustos, and I approved this message because American flags should be made right here in America.