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Nieukirk goes national

Monday, Oct 30, 2006

Three cheers for the Associated Press!

Most politicians like to play it safe. Not Tim Nieukirk.

He’ll blindside firefighters rushing to save cats caught in a tree. He won’t climb into bed with special interests, but he will with your sister. And he goes after a breed of criminal that most politicians prefer to ignore - the Hamburglar.

Nieukirk is the star of a series of over-the-top campaign ads promoting his write-in campaign for Illinois governor.

The campaign consists entirely of homemade ads on YouTube.com and a MySpace.com page, but Nieukirk says he’s filed the necessary paperwork in every county so that any votes he collects will be officially counted.

See all of Nieukirk’s “campaign ads” here. His MySpace page is here. And you can buy Get Nieuked gear here.

Now that the AP has done a piece, maybe the Chicago TV people will finally show an interest. After all, Nieukirk’s campaign is solely on video. What could possibly be better for a light and fluffy TV feature?

- Posted by Rich Miller        

13 Comments
  1. - Common Sense in Illinois - Monday, Oct 30, 06 @ 3:08 pm:

    …and with November sweeps starting Wednesday, a very timely offering to say the least…


  2. - Name/Nickname/Anon - Monday, Oct 30, 06 @ 4:04 pm:

    How many millions of corruptly obtained money is Blagojevich going to spend making this guy look bad?


  3. - Walking Wounded - Monday, Oct 30, 06 @ 4:51 pm:

    Tim, Tim, Tim…..if you’d have only started this six months ago, I would have helped spread the word, walked parades with you and even tossed Ricky off of the Trans Am. Get started earlier next time, Tim, and pretty soon you can call yourself a goverment worker!


  4. - Mom - Monday, Oct 30, 06 @ 5:07 pm:

    I also with his adds had started sooner. Maybe we could use a governor with a sense of humor.


  5. - OneMan - Monday, Oct 30, 06 @ 6:41 pm:

    CBS mentioned him today, but no video..


  6. - HRH Weezer - Monday, Oct 30, 06 @ 6:45 pm:

    Where do we go to find the current list of all the write in candidates?


  7. - The 'Broken Heart' of Rogers Park - Monday, Oct 30, 06 @ 6:59 pm:

    You might as well call this the Capitol Fax candidate. If it wasn’t for your promotion of this fourth party candidate, Nukie wouldn’t even be a blib on the radar.

    AP must not have alot to write about today.


  8. - Cal Skinner - Monday, Oct 30, 06 @ 8:39 pm:

    So AP and CBS will talk of a write-in candidate for Governor, but not mention anti-war candidate Bill Scheurer’s donkephant named Melissa McBeaney.


  9. - Marie - Monday, Oct 30, 06 @ 11:32 pm:

    HRH Weezer, Your county clerk election information web site should have everyone listed.

    It’s 10:00 on election night. Your name is Rod. YOu’re in your suite at the Hyatt. Your party is in the main ballroom. You’re watching the numbers as they’re coming in really fast now. 30% of all precincts reporting.

    22% ROD R. BLAGOJEVICH
    22% JUDY BAAR TOPINKA
    14% RICH WHITNEY
    4% RANDALL C. “RANDY” STUFFLEBEAM
    24.5% TIMOTHY ROSS NIEUKIRK

    What do you do? What. Do. You. Do.


  10. - HRH Weezer - Tuesday, Oct 31, 06 @ 8:15 am:

    A list of the write-in candidates could not be found on any of the collar county websites.


  11. - 20 Something - Tuesday, Oct 31, 06 @ 10:46 am:

    I am actually thrilled to see that two young men of my generation are speaking out. Their antics may be unconvential…but that is what grabs attention…would any of you have noticed if they played it strait?? Go Tim and Casey…make us proud!!


  12. - Marie - Tuesday, Oct 31, 06 @ 3:21 pm:

    HRH Weezer, you’re right. Well, I didn’t mean to lead you on a bum steer. One would think the collar counties, with all that tax base and all those people, would have sharp and robust web sites. In fact, they’re all pretty crappy.

    I did find something on the Will County in the form of a PDF document: Write in Candidates for Illinois and Will County (PDF).

    Good luck.


  13. - HRH Weezer - Tuesday, Oct 31, 06 @ 3:45 pm:

    Thank you Marie!


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