Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » Late afternoon political update
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Late afternoon political update

Thursday, Jul 27, 2006

· UPDATE: ICPR has an analysis of Gov. Blagojevich’s Chicago TV ad spending since the primary.

The first wave, which began immediately after the primary and continued through mid-April, featured 30-second spots. In frequency and distribution, this wave was largely similar to the pattern he established in the primary, with a high concentration in news and public affairs and daytime programming. This wave included 453 ads at a cost of $732,000.

The second wave, which began in late-April and ran for about three weeks, featured 15-second spots bookended during ad breaks, including 1,365 ads at a total cost of $1.2 million.

The third wave, which ran from June 2 through July 3, appears similar in placement to the second: 15-second spots bookended during public affairs, news, and daytime programming. This wave included 1,764 ads at a total cost of $1.5 million.

All told, the governor has now spent more after the primary than before; this calendar year, he has spent nearly $4 million running ads in the Chicago market alone.

The campaign has been “dark” in Chicago since then, but ICPR reports that the ads will crank up again next month.

———————————————————————-

· The Daily Herald has a long Q&A with Barack Obama posted on its site, along with this story:

U.S. Sen. Barack Obama expressed concern about the growing number of reports of potentially illegal hiring under Gov. Rod Blagojevich, but said he’s willing to help his fellow Chicago Democrat’s re-election bid.

“I have not followed closely enough what’s been taking place in these investigations to comment on them,” Obama told the Daily Herald this week. “Obviously I’m concerned about reports that hiring practices at the state weren’t, at times, following appropriate procedures. How high up that went, the degree at which the governor was involved, is not something I’m going to speculate on.

“If I received information that made me believe that any Democrat had not been acting in the public interest, I’d be concerned.” […]

If the governor asks me to work on his behalf, I’ll be happy to do it,” Obama said.

· Topinka wants a special session. Didn’t George Ryan try this one? From a press release:

State Treasurer and GOP nominee for Governor Judy Baar Topinka today called on Gov. Rod Blagojevich to call a Special Session of the General Assembly to provide motorists with tax relief from high gas prices.

As a candidate for Governor, Blagojevich criticized state officials for inaction on gas prices — when gas was $1.99 per gallon. As Governor he hasn’t lifted a finger to help Illinois families fight prices that are as high as $3.30 per gallon.

· The governor’s latest press release touts his action to protect those vulnerable from the heat.

As Illinois prepares for the heat of August, Governor Rod R. Blagojevich announced today that up to $9 million in cooling grants will be made available this Monday, July 31, 2006, to help protect the most vulnerable populations of Illinois including seniors, the disabled, and families with small children, from the dangerous weather conditions by assisting with household energy bills.

· The Cook County GOP has started a new website called BlagoWatch. It’s a spoof of the governor’s TopinkaWatch website. Check out the morph image on the main page.

· Speaking of morphing, the NorthWest Herald’s cartoonist had the same idea as the Cook County Repubs. Check it out.

· From a Radogno press release:

The two candidates for Illinois State Treasurer, Republican Christine Radogno and Democrat Alexi Giannoulias, will participate in a candidates forum hosted by the National Association of Women Business Owners Chicago PAC on Friday, July 28. This is the first face-to-face debate between the two candidates. […]

What: Illinois State Treasurer Candidates Forum
When: 8 a.m. Friday, July 28
Where: Maggiano’s Banquets
111 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago

- Posted by Rich Miller        

8 Comments
  1. - So-Called - Thursday, Jul 27, 06 @ 3:38 pm:

    Obama: “If I received information that made me believe that any Democrat had not been acting in the public interest, I’d be concerned.”

    What are you waiting for Republicans? It’s your time to once again claim that Obama endorses corruption in Chicago.

    I’ll get you started, “Why hasn’t Obama spoken out about _____?”


  2. - Political Hack - Thursday, Jul 27, 06 @ 3:51 pm:

    With the amount of money Rod has/had it is absolutely no surprise he is spending at this rate on TV. It’s going to be a lonog Fall for Judy. It will be interesting to see next week how much money she has on hand (my guess, no more than $1.5 millon) which will seriously hamper her already weak efforts.


  3. - DOWNSTATE - Thursday, Jul 27, 06 @ 3:54 pm:

    He had better save some for his court trial.He spent all that money and he is only 11% per cent with that kind of cash flow he should be at 25% so that says he has problems and they are only going to ger worse.


  4. - Timbuktu - Thursday, Jul 27, 06 @ 4:27 pm:

    U.S. Sen. Barack Obama is just buying time. He isn’t going to endanger his future political career for Rod. Mr. Obama has future, Rod does not.


  5. - Niles Township - Thursday, Jul 27, 06 @ 4:49 pm:

    As I said in an earlier post on a somewhat related topic, the big winner this year is/will be Chicago TV stations. Expect spending in the governor’s race, the two main contested congressional races and the Cook County board race to surpass Illinois records. When you throw in ad spending for the treasurer’s race and a couple others, the broadcast executives will have a nice bonus at the end of the year.


  6. - Snidely Whiplash - Thursday, Jul 27, 06 @ 6:20 pm:

    Translation of Obama’s b.s.: “I’m turning a blind eye to what Blago is doing, and you can’t prove that I even suspect what everyone else in this state has already figured out. I need his political and financial supporters and will play dumb until he’s indicted, at which point I’ll express complete shock and lack of knowledge. Remember to vote for me for president, because I’m an outsider.”


  7. - B Hicks - Thursday, Jul 27, 06 @ 7:26 pm:

    Rod generated more than 4-million at the field museum event a few months ago. He’s got a lot of green left to spend.

    I’d say that Judy’s buddy, George Bush, is in a better position to do something about the gas prices. Maybe his big oil buddies could cut us a break. They are pretty close; can’t she pick up the phone and make a call?


  8. - Chinaman - Friday, Jul 28, 06 @ 12:15 pm:

    I think Obama will stay away from the Elvis want-a-be. Be careful Obama this guy hates you with a passion. He can’t stand the fact you get all the national press. Watch your back.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Question of the day
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Supplement to today's edition, fundraiser calendar and a campaign roundup
* Oops!
* The governor's tears
* Republicans getting clobbered in the money race
* Rauner sticks up for... the media?
* Pence: "We also cut the heart out of Obamacare"
* Mendoza for mayor petitions circulated
* Judges turn on one of their own
* Priorities are out of whack
* "If Caldwell had been prosecuted when he first appeared on the ATF’s radar, Paul Bauer might be alive today"
* Raoul talks about being a cancer survivor in new TV ad
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Oppo dump!
* Rate Sam McCann's new TV ad
* Wordslinger's comment would be a good place to start for Pritzker
* Rauner has to explain immigration stance at photo op
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* *** LIVE COVERAGE ***
* Daily Herald endorses Pritzker
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............
<


Loading


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress




Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller