And the 2008 2nd District House race has its first advertisement of the season.
Recently re-elected (and more-than-likely House ’08 candidate) Rep Lee Terry has put up seventeen billboards around the District, thanking voters for not chucking him, like so many other voters around the country – and as nearby as Iowa and Kansas – did to his colleagues.
According to the OWH, Terry spent around $9,000 on the billboards.
(Grateful Lee Terry gives his voters a billboard hug – OWH – 11/29/06.)
So the OWH followed up with already announced House ’08 candidate, and ’06 loser, Jim Esch. Esch stated his “intrigue” at the billboards and said that, Gosh, he wished HE had nine grand to blow on lots of billboards, and that “Maybe next time, I will.”
OK, Jim, you will…what? Have $9K left over after the campaign to spend on thank-you signs?
That’s a goal, I guess…
Well Jim, here’s a question: You still have your $40,000 web-site up and running. What’s THAT costing you per month? Of course maybe if you’d invested in a normal website, you could have afforded those post-campaign thank-you boards. (And we won’t even get into the $30K to your “consultant” for “reimbursement for various expenses”. Has the FEC called on that description yet?)