We’re in Bricktown now, and you can’t turn a corner down here without seeing a gaggle of Big League City campaign signs. No surprises there, considering the bundle of money the campaign has spent thus far. More than $100,000 was spent, mostly on advertising, in just the first few weeks of the campaign.
Yard signs, full page advertisements, television commercials, billboards — the campaign’s handlers have made it nearly impossible to escape Big League City. And that’s been their aim: To get to the big leagues.
There has been a tenacious group of citizens campaigning against the Big League City folks, but their “Vote No Sales Tax March 4″ signs are nowhere to be seen here in Bricktown. The opposition didn’t have the money for the big-budget ad campaign that the Big League City campaign did, but they did manage to get plenty of signs up across the city and wage a spirited Internet campaign.
In the next few hours, we’ll find out if it mattered.
John Estus, staff writer