Lake County commissioner race heats up with campaign video release
A video posted on the campaign website for Lake County commissioner candidate Kimberly Laurie is entitled “Farewell to the King” and takes a shot at her opponent Lake County Commissioner Daniel P. Troy.
The video initially depicts Troy wearing a red robe trimmed with white and black spots and wearing a golden crown. Viewers may wonder initially whether the video is supposed to be a parody.
Laurie said it is a serious campaign video that uses humor to get her message across.
A male voice begins the 2 minute, 4 second video saying “In a time when our community has been plagued by unemployment, oppressive taxes, and flooding — due to the decrees of their ruler King Daniel P. Troy — citizens decide enough is enough.”
Laurie said the video is the trailer for her campaign message and the theme is part of an upcoming literature piece that looks like a movie poster and will be distributed door-to-door.
Troy said he had seen the video. He called it “fear mongering” and an attempt to “denigrate” the community with the “indication that everything is horrible”.
He said there are untruths mentioned throughout the video and added that he has done many things in his career to help move the county forward.
“It’s the sign of a candidate who has nothing to say about themselves,” Troy said. “It's from someone who has lived here for three years and has no idea what Lake County is about.”
There is a lot packed into the 2 minute 4 seconds video, so view it to judge for yourself.