17th District race killing time till labor day
Kurt Allemeier talks to candidates Phil Hare and Andrea Zinga in hopes of getting a story, but considering that nothing much is happening, he had his work cut out for him.
The contenders reported that they were trying to negotiate debate schedules, had visited D.C. and hope to ramp up contributions from small donors in the days to come.
The also listed A-list politicians they hope will stump in the district for them, including for Hare, minority whip Steny Hoyer, U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello, D-Ill., and Illinois Senators Dick Durbin, and Barack Obama.
Zinga hopes to attract big names as well, and noted that Denny Hastert will appear with her in Decator Aug. 25.
The piece also reports that both candidates are closely matched when it comes to funds raised to this point.
One thing's for certain, the race is definitely not in full swing.
Today I walked past Phil Hare sitting by himself on a bench in the middle of one of the wings of Southpark Mall in Moline.
If I didn't know better, I would have thought he was some portly gentleman waiting for his wife to get done shopping. (maybe he was.)