Driving to Cary today, I saw two mini-billboards for political candidates.
The first has no reason he will even have an opponent.
That’s State Senator Dan Duffy.
He’s the freshman Republican who pointed out that the corruption presented in the impeachment trial of Governor Rod Blagojevich had been going on for years.
This was during the first major debate after his swearing in.
So much for Freshmen sitting back and learning the ropes.
In any event, his billboard was across from Country Gas.
Fortunately it was on top, because two trucks parked in front made it pretty much impossible to read the bottom billboard for Black Diamond Plumbing.
The second billboard was unobstructed.
It was right before the Thornton’s gas station at the edge of Cary.
And, it featured the name of newly-appointed State Rep. Kent Gaffney.
While Duffy doesn’t need help to get elected, Gaffney can expect a challenge from Wauconda resident Danielle Rowe.
Since he had never run for office before, Gaffney needs name identification.
Billboards and signs can provide that.
If readers have noticed other Gaffney billboards, please share their locations in the comment section below.
The primary election is in March this year, so keeping billboards up from now until then will cost a fair amount.
When Gaffney was appointed, Duffy expressed displeasure.