Late afternoon political update
Thursday, Jul 27, 2006
Â· 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 campaign has been “dark” in Chicago since then, but ICPR reports that the ads will crank up again next month.
Â· 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.
Â· 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.
Â· 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.
Â· Speaking of morphing, the NorthWest Herald’s cartoonist had the same idea as the Cook County Repubs. Check it out.
Â· 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. […]