If you've been driving around Champaign-Urbana for the past, I dunno, six months, you've probably noticed a plethora of those round blue-and-white "Unseat Rodney Davis" stickers. They've been flying off the shelves like hotcakes, and I can't drive the short commute from Champaign to Urbana without seeing multiple of them, and though they may not be as ubiquitous across the rest of the 13th district, they certainly are popular here in C-U.
Today, however, it appears as though our beloved Rep. Rodney Davis has noticed them, too. So much so that he made his own that look almost exactly the same (actually, who's kidding, their design is worse than the original) in a hope to exemplify some sort of guerrilla marketing tactic.
It'll be interesting to see how this goes, given the fact that the "Unseat" stickers are so prevalent throughout town, and so easily known for their blue and white, circular look.
Nice try, Rod, but next time you want to build some grass roots support, how about you come out and actually talk to some constituents instead of biting on their trends. You had to know we would notice this, right?
Rodney's spokeswoman, Ashley Phelps said this to The News-Gazette:
"We had several supporters who had seen the 'Unseat' stickers reach out wanting to show their support, so the campaign designed these bumper stickers in response"
This campaign may want to invest in a better graphic designer - perhaps one with more forethought and originality. But that's just me.
Picture of sticker on the left from Rep. Davis' website, comparison graphic made by The News-Gazette.