Thursday, November 09, 2006

What a Difference Media Coverage Makes

The Northwest and Daily Heralds did not give congressional write-in candidate retired General John Borling the time of day.

It was different in the Rockford media market.

The Rockford and Freeport papers treated him with respect.

The local talk radio shows let him on the air, even with incumbent Republican Don Manzullo. He got television time.

Borling had enough volunteers to put yard signs on highway rights-of-way.

And, the Rockford Register-Star reported Wednesday, he got 9% of the vote.

At 9:30 p.m., Manzullo had 62 percent of the vote in Winnebago County, Auman had 28 percent, and Borling had 9 percent.
That is quite an accomplishment and bodes well for a third-party candidacy in 2008.

162 votes were cast as write-ins for Congress, according to the McHenry County Clerk's web site.

The Northwest and Daily Heralds did not give congressional write-in candidate retired General John Borling the time of day."

Also posted on McHenry County Blog, where you can read why I think the General Assembly should authorize a statue of Denny Hastert.

2 comments:

Anonymous,  10:28 AM  

My God, for half a second I thought that was Pete Townshend. What's he doing here, and running for office!

Jeff Trigg 7:50 PM  

The same thing when you look at Whitney's numbers. 25% in Jackson, 23% in Winnebago Boone Dekalb, over 15% in Peoria coverage counties. Illinois media really is irresponsible and are hurting democracy and helping corrupt government.

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