Illinois: Feigenholtz Now Up on TV in 5th District

Posted February 13, 2009 at 5:55pm

State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz last week became the second Democrat to hit the TV airwaves in the Chicagoland special election to succeed White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. She follows economist Charlie Wheelan, who has put up two television advertisements so far in the special Democratic primary slated for March 3.

The 30-second spot, titled “Games,” was produced by AKPD Message and Media and will air on broadcast television, according to the Feigenholtz campaign.

“My mom was an immigrant from Eastern Europe who put herself through medical school and spent her life caring for people — even when they couldn’t afford to pay,” Feigenholtz says in the ad. “To me, that’s public service. For 14 years, I’ve ignored the political games in Springfield to get things done — like passing health care for more children … and equal pay for equal work.”

Feigenholtz, Alderman Patrick O’Connor, Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley and state Rep. John Fritchey are considered to be the front-runners in the Democratic primary — a contest that features more than a dozen candidates. The victor of that contest will most likely win the special election on April 7, given that the district is heavily Democratic.