With an election coming up, current Detroit Mayor Ken Cockrel Jr. is touting his efforts to clean up city government in the wake of the spectacularly-failed administration of his predecessor Kwame Kilpatrick, and he’s using radio to do it. He’s pointing out what a good job he’s doing ferreting out remnants of corruption-plagued Kilpatrick’s administration in hopes of getting another crack at the job.
RBR/TVBR observation: Few media are better for local politics than radio – it can be precisely targeted, inexpensively acquired compared to some other options, and creative can be put together in no time. It’s good for spreading the word and responding when your opponent is spreading words. Radio stations with P1s who vote should always maintain relations with the appropriate local politicians.