CASH ON HAND $8,618
RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR RICH WHITNEY (G)
The Man: After earning 10.4% in his 2006 bid for the statehouse, former civil rights attorney Rich Whitney is once again the Green Party’s nominee for Governor of Illinois. Unfortunately for Whitney, he hasn't been able to reprise his '06 showing, and now lags badly in the polls with about three percent of the vote.
The Knock: Whitney's more taxes message isn't resonating with voters, and he trails all-comers with just three percent of the vote in most polls. Whitney's challenges are compounded by his lack of campaign funds, which contributes directly to his lack of air-time on broadcast television. Put simply: voters don't know who Rich Whitney is.
The Strategy: Participate in every governor's debate and press conference possible while protesting outside the events where he was excluded. For Whitney to pull out a win, he'll need to find a creative and cheap way to gain more public attention.
- Whitney answers SunTime's Questionnaire
- Chicago Tribune writer says Whitney stood out the most during an interview with all 5 candidates
- Daily Herald covers Whitney's protest outside of Union League Club Debates
- NBCChicago offers incite as to why Whitney was not invited to Union League Club debate
- The State Journal-Register discusses Whitney's plan for big government and higher taxes
- The Capital Fax Blog outlines Whitney's plan to legalize and tax marijuana to generate revenue for the State.
- Quad-City Times reports that Whitney is hurting for campaign funds
- NBCChicago breaks down the importance of Whitney's campaign for the Green Party
- Daily Herald highlights Whitney's unconventional mode of transportation on the campaign trail
- Chicago Public Radio's interview with Whitney from 2006 election after he was excluded from the debate.