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Spin Control

Campaign videos from Spokane candidates

Campaigns are about more than yard signs, knocking on doors and mailers. Videos, or commercials, also play a role.

Not every candidate has a campaign film this year. Notably, the candidates in Spokane City Council District 1 haven't released any, nor has Council president candidate, John Ahern.

And not every video is created equally. Some are long and made for internet viewing. Others are 30 seconds, and made for TV. Some talk issues, others go for the heart strings.

Here they are, so you be the judge.

David Condon, incumbent candidate for Spokane mayor:

Condon Jobs TV ad

The city of Spokane has been adding jobs year after year -- and median household income is up 11 percent -- double the rate in the rest of the County. David has welcomed companies that bring jobs here.

Posted by Condon for Mayor on Tuesday, October 20, 2015


Shar Lichty, who is challenging Condon, put out this ad.

Ben Stuckart, incumbent council president, has this documentary-like video.

As we said earlier, Stuckart's opponent, John Ahern, has not released a video.

In the City Council races, the candidates for district 2 and 3 have all put out films. First, in district 2, in south Spokane, LaVerne Biel put this together.

Lori Kinnear, also running in district 2, has this video, produced and paid for by the union-backed Spokane for Honest Government.

In northwest Spokane's district 3, Karen Stratton's campaign got some help from the Spokane firefighters union and Democratic state Rep. Marcus Riccelli in this video, and was also produced by Spokane for Honest Government.

Evan Verduin, also running in district 3, has this slick, cello-backed film about his candidacy.

Did I miss any? What was your favorite? Any of them help make your mind up on your ballot?

Be sure to read our complete election coverage, which includes race profiles, quick read blurbs, Q&As, and more.

Nicholas Deshais
Joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He is the urban issues reporter, covering transportation, housing, development and other issues affecting the city. He also writes the Getting There transportation column and The Dirt, a roundup of construction projects, new businesses and expansions. He previously covered Spokane City Hall.

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