While not stating on the comparison, looks to be Gradel vs. the two state senators
The campaign website had a new selection from the main menu marked “Issues”, and thinking Republican congressional candidate Ted Gradel may have published a policy/position statement/paper, upon clicking, it was the same six issues he’s had on the main home page since last April.
But there was a “Compare” button at the bottom of the new sub-menu, which yielded this slide:
While no “opponents” are named, given the subjects compared it appears both State Senators Jim Oberweis and Sue Rezin are the apparent targets.
Candidates James Marter, Jerry Evans, Catalina Lauf and Anthony Catella are not the targets.
This comparison piece was launched quietly, and if the Gradel campaign issued a press release, McHenry County Blog has not seen it.
ANALYSIS: It appears Gradel’s campaign has done polling this month, and consistent with Oberweis’ verbal swipes at Rezin at last week’s debate, Oberweis and Rezin have apparently emerged from the crowded field, and Gradel is beginning to play catch up against them.
Oberweis was expected to be the frontrunner based on his name ID, but Rezin appears to have been, even before her introductory mailer hit the streets, separating herself from the other candidates including Gradel as the apparent #2 in the field.
Armed with the new polling data, Gradel is going to work pointing out Oberweis’ and Rezin’s years in Springfield, 7 and 9 years respectively, is something that is a negative.
The “career politician” as well as his number one issue being term limits go hand-in-hand with the comparison piece.
Maybe there will be more forthcoming from the Gradel campaign, but using the football kicking scenes viewed on Gradel’s videos earlier this month, it appears Gradel is trying to aim for the right upright while trying to make the kick good.
Comments? Is Gradel kick “good”? Or did it go “wide right”?