TA diehards will recall attorney Bill Cadigan, who was running for the GOP nomination for the 10th Congressional District. I got a call from Cadigan today to catch up. Cadigan split his remaining campaign funds between Bob Dold and Mark Kirk after he dropped out of the race, and has been busy with his law practice. He found time recently, however, to appear on Hannity and give some perspective on the Blago trial:
Meanwhile, Alexi Giannoulias's awful fundraising report for Q2 is not going unnoticed, and Alexi's attempt to portray himself as an underdog being whipped by special interests doesn't really seem to pass the red-face test. NBC-5's Ward Room Blog takes a pretty hard look at the Giannoulias spin machine and concludes he comes up way short:
Alexi Giannoulias may not have as much money as Mark Kirk. But he has better money than Kirk. That’s the spin Giannoulias is trying to put on his pathetic cash deficit in the U.S. Senate race. [snip]
...Giannoulias is forced to portray himself as an underfunded outsider, taking on a tool of the financial industry. [snip]
Not surprisingly, Kirk is accusing Giannoulias of hypocrisy for adopting financial reform as an issue.
“It is ridiculous that failed banker Alexi Giannoulias would campaign on financial reform after Broadway Bank was shut down for ‘unsafe and unsound’ banking practices,” Kirk spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski said. “Giannoulias lost any credibility he may have pretended to have on this issue the minute his bank’s failure cost the FDIC $394 million.”
Kirk will take that line all the way to the bank.