Politics is a messy landscape indeed. I honestly had no idea exactly how messy. Apparently, cities move from state to state. In an article about the recent fund raising success of Hillary’s campaign, they mention the cost of upcoming primaries.
Several of those contests – Indiana, North Carolina and Kentucky – are also home to pricey media markets. In Indiana, for instance, candidates must advertise in six markets, including ultra-expensive Chicago, to reach the entire state. (emphasis added)
Last time I checked, Chicago was in Illinois. I suppose I am probably using some outdated red-state map. Or maybe there is some special demographic that I am not aware of. Maybe the people of Indianapolis are strongly influenced by the opinions of the windy city. A-ha! That must be it! Influence blows in. I had heard something about the weather playing into this election.
Well we’ve known for sometime that the media blows, we just didn’t know how much.
UPDATE: I had no idea.
He also has some home-court advantages: up to 30% of Indiana’s Democratic voters live in the Chicago media market. The heavily African-American city of East Chicago is actually in Indiana.