[The 90’s Election Specials raw: Dick Simpson #1]

Raw footage for The 90's election specials. This tape follows UIC political science professor and former Chicago Alderman, Dick Simpson, who is running for a seat in the House of Representatives against Dan Rostenkowski.

00:00Copy video clip URL Static.

00:12Copy video clip URL Simpson’s campaign office, watching him interact with campaign workers. Videomaker Joel Cohen focuses on anti-Rostenkowski signs. The audio is very quiet.

09:52Copy video clip URL Simpson outlines talking points for his campaign workers, mostly emphasizing Rostenkowski’s image as a corrupt politician. He talks about the issues of seniors, and women (specifically abortion).

15:33Copy video clip URL Simpson talks about details of his campaign: its computer system, campaign contributions, etc.

23:49Copy video clip URL Simpson’s television ad, taped off of TV without sound. Footage of volunteers preparing mailings.

29:57Copy video clip URL Simpson discusses his campaign while riding in a car. “Congress is basically corrupted at this point,” he says, talking about legislation and money. He goes on to talk about the different campaigning tactics used by Rostenkowski, and polls.

43:36Copy video clip URL After the car interview, he passes out flyers and shakes hands outside of a grocery store.

58:04Copy video clip URL End of tape.

 

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