Feb 16, 2007 10:40 AM
Bill-Boards for Walls
from Clout St by Newsdesk
Posted by E.A. Torriero at 8:15 a.m.
What does a congressman do with unused political billboard space?
Give it away - even without an endorsement.
It seems U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) had some blank billboards available after an aldermanic candidate dropped from a race. So, Davis spokesman Ira Cohen said, he decided to split the space among the city's two black mayoral candidates.
For longshot William "Dock" Walls, the gift was the largest contribution he received during his campaign. Walls, who has raised barely $16,000, received an additional $5,000 worth of billboard space from Davis.
"We're going to put (Walls) face on it," said Walls co-campaign manager Bruce Crosby, adding that the billboards will dot the West Side. "That's what you do with billboards. You put a Bill on it."