Saturday, October 07, 2006

McCain's Endorsement Earns Schickel Some Good Earned Media

Good local earned media for State Rep. Bill Schickel:

MASON CITY — State Rep. Bill Schickel, R-Mason City, is one of 13 Iowa legislators who have agreed to be advisers to U.S. Sen. John McCain, a potential presidential candidate in 2008.McCain’s political action committee is expected to make a formal announcement today.Schickel said the legislators have agreed to advise McCain and his staff on ethanol and other issues important to Iowans.

Asked if his role as an adviser meant he was endorsing McCain’s presidential candidacy, Schickel said, “It is what it says it is — an advisory position.”McCain was in Mason City earlier this year on behalf of Schickel, who is running for re-election to the Iowa House.

This is part of the attraction and power that signing on to a pre-Presidential Campaign has. Schickel who is up against Democrat Alan Steckman this fall has earned some good media out off this deal and hanging onto the coattails of a popular leader helps out alot too.