Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Lets Look At Some Aurora & Kane Numbers aka Yard Signs Don't Vote

Lets use two contested Kane County races just in the city

For Coroner

TAO MARTINEZ DEM (D)16562
For Recorder

BRENDA RODGERS DEM (D)16504

You will see about  .5% difference between the two, the difference is that I saw litterally dozens of Martinez signs in town, don't think I saw one for Rodgers, I can find committees for both ( well I can find one for Rodgers but it appears to be for Alderman in Elgin) Rodgers had $47 on hand in her quarterly (if I am reading this right)

Mr. Martinez's committee got 32K in A-1 report money

Lets look at the county numbers (likely exclude Aurora, not 100% sure)

Rodgers   55,001
Martinez  55,209

So, what is the lesson here, not 100% but it may be simply there are hard decks more or less for each party
So when it comes down to for less than 250 more votes than a candidate who may not have spent a dime an candidate who raised (not sure about the spending) 30K plus...

A friend summarized it best... Yard Signs Don't Vote


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