Green Is First Republican on the Air in Ill. 10 Race

Posted December 2, 2009 at 2:37pm

The first Republican is on the air in the race for Rep. Mark Steven Kirk’s (R-Ill.) suburban Chicago seat. The ad buy is significant for businessman Dick Green (R), who is relatively unknown in the district with the GOP primary exactly two months away on Feb. 2.

Green, who pumped $230,000 of his own funds into his campaign last quarter, is up with a $100,000 cable buy over the next three weeks, according to his campaign.

“For too long we’ve watched politicians tax and spend us into debt. When will this stop? When we send Dick Green to Washington. A Harvard-educated fiscal conservative and businessman with a plan,” says an announcer in the spot.

There are several candidates running to for the GOP nomination, and the most competitive of the bunch are Green, fellow businessman Robert Dold and state Rep. Beth Coulson.