I’ve mostly stayed away from blogging about the race for Gwinnett Commission Chairman between Charles Bannister and challenger Lorraine Green. There are two reasons for this; 1) I’m managing the campaign of Mike Beaudreau who’s running for reelection in Commission District 3 and he’s steadfastly neutral in the race, and 2) I know both candidates and have good friends on each side of the race and want it to stay that way after this is all over.
I would like to comment on some things both candidates are doing which I find interesting.
Both candidates are doing the usual things; bombarding the unsuspecting citizens of Gwinnett with mail, signs, and phone calls. The Bannister campaign has been banging on people’s doors at all hours of the day and night. 😉 I suspect Green is knocking on doors as well but I don’t know that they’re door to door operation is as large as Bannister’s.
This afternoon while driving to the store I saw a car decorated with a vehicle wrap for Charles Bannister. I have no idea how effective this will be but these guys think they’re wonderful. They even have a You Tube video to help drive home the point. I’ve also seen one of those mobile billboard trucks out there for Bannister.
Lorraine Green has been using a lot of web advertising. She’s had an ad on the front page of the Gwinnett Post’s website for a very long time. She’s also advertised at the Gwinnett page of the AJC for some time as well. Green also has a few You Tube videos and has been advertising on TV. I’m not sure Bannister has been on TV but I could be wrong.
These campaigns are probably doing other things I haven’t mentioned, and it will be interesting to evaluate how effective these “non-traditional” campaigning methods are.