Monday, February 16, 2009

New Campaign Ads for the IL-5 Race

Today WAYLA Reports on local politics from Chicago.

The race to replace Rahm Emanuel in the House of Representatives has headed into the final few weeks before the March 3rd primary. The “leading candidates” for the Democrats are State Rep. John Fritchey, State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, and Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley.

However, several candidates that are not among the “leading” contenders have come out with campaign ads for television. Here are a few.

We have already seen Economist Charlie Wheelan under water, now he has another hokey spot to win over your heart.

Feigenholtz touts her legislative experience in her first ad.

And Physician Paul Bryar campaigns by jumping into a workingman’s car.

Can candidates like Wheelan and Bryar pull it off?

Television ads may be able to make up years of press coverage in the way of getting the voters to know you, but it takes a variety of media (and a generally well-rounded campaign) to win.

However, this should send a signal to Fritchey and Quigley that it may be time to do some ads of their own before it’s too late.

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