Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Third Candidate Joins Dan Seals and Jay Footlik in Democratic Bid for the 10th

It appears that a third candidate has thrown his hat into the ring in Illinois' hotly contested 10th Congressional District Democratic Primary. Pictured above is the War Room ("WRWCoS ") for newly announced contender, El Rider, a Chicago blogger. In a rare moment of solidarity with his fellow Democrats, Dan Seals and Jay Footlik, Rider has chosen the campaign slogan of "El Rider for Congress - I Don't Live There Either!" Rider is a resident of Lincoln Park.

Rider, who will be running as a write-in due to a technical glitch in his WRWCoS, has promised to avoid raising his ethnic roots as part of his campaign. It is unclear whether that is due to principle, or his Irish identity, which fact alone has often been sufficient to ensure victory for candidates in the Chicago area.

Distinguishing Rider from the current field of Democrats is the fact that he is gainfully employed. An additional plus for the Democrats is that Rider originally hails from Kenilworth, the same suburb where incumbent Congressman Mark Kirk grew up, thus neutralizing any advantage which Kirk might enjoy due to his long association with the area which he represents.

Rider's campaign will focus his campaign on lower taxes and a strong national defense. His position on Iraq is currently unknown.

2 Comments:

Blogger El Rider said...

Publia,
Thanks for the plug, it is nice to be able to offer the Democrsts of the 10th a more diverse and frankly a more normal, choice on their ballots. Thanks for the link, free publicity is always great! Following your comment on political signs I have asked a friend who is a printer to price yard signs for me. His comment was priceless, "we usually sell them several thousand at a time, what are you up to this time, some sort of guerrilla campaign?" I'm hoping that they come in at or below his $5 per sign estimate. This is also a good way to remind Democrats that their candidates are carpetbaggers.

Dec 19, 2007, 12:39:00 PM  
Blogger Publia said...

El Rider, all you need to do is Google "Campaign Signs." Your campaign will be visible, in a fiscally responsible manner well before the primary! I think maybe you could halve the current estimate. I know this is going to be a great campaign; looks like the Backyard Conservative is also on board.

Dec 19, 2007, 1:56:00 PM  

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