Republican Paul McKinley, candidate to replace Jesse Jackson, Jr., for Congress in the upcoming April 9 special election (IL-02), has just released a new ad that illustrates in sobering detail the destruction wrought by the Chicago Democratic Machine.

The video lays bare what the people face in this district, boarded up store fronts, abandoned homes, farms claimed by eminent domain for a non-existent development: devastation that should shock all of us to see in America, let alone Obama’s adopted city. As he says in the video, this is the Democratic Machine’s legacy–60 years of control of the district:

He says in the video, “the only way that we can break this Machine is the people have got to stick together for freedom…you need to do it because you want to be free, and you want to be free of this system….I have been fighting the Jacksons for years. We’re not in a compromising state of politics these days. Right now you need people who are going to stand up for what they believe in.”

McKinley has called for the Chicago Tribune to sponsor a public debate between himself and Democrat Robin Kelly, who has been virtually absent from the campaign trail since her Bloomberg-purchased primary win in February. So far, neither the Chicago Tribune nor Kelly have acknowledged the request for a debate.