Chris Essig

Walkthroughs, tips and tricks from a data journalist in eastern Iowa

Putting the big bucks to use

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1. As I noted yesterday, the family of Jason Plummer, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, has chipped big bucks into his campaign this past month. In all, roughly $700,000 has been loaned to his campaign. That’s some serious dough for a lieutenant governor’s race. So it should be no surprise that Plummer has released two new ads, which is a huge buy. Take a look:

I’m not going to embed the second ad because it’s very similar to the one above. But here is the link.

SPOILER ALERT: It deals with “monkey business” in Illinois!

2. Other ads are coming in, including one for Raja Krishnamoorthi, a Democratic candidate for comptroller, who I also wrote about over the weekend in our election coverage. Here is a look at the ad:

What do you think?

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Written by csessig

January 19, 2010 at 9:37 pm

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