On Radio Slugger last night…

In case you missed it, you can pick up the download from BlogTalkRadio (mind it will just start playing when you hit the link). Adrian Eastwood reported a surge in money moving in the election yesterday (their Slugger ad began running then, which suggests there is more value in that space that we anticipated), with the biggest single sums backing three Green candidates. Suffice to say, that if Ciaran Mussen pulls off the improbable, Mr Eastwood will be paying back £500 on odds of 66/1… We think his money is safe, barring a major charm/musical offensive to overtake most of the field..

That was followed by a wide ranging analysis from rising new media pundit, Sammy Morse. Picking out the impossible detail from the tight races in North Down and Lagan Valley. The ructions in The SDLP in South Antrim, and the broad offensive by the DUP. We had hoped to have Gordon Lucy, but a technical hitch meant that we couldn’t get him in. Next week we hope to have both make a return.

Gerry McGeough features in the second half of the programme and gives a broad outline of his campaign, and what he hopes to achieve by it. The super council elections certainly feature strongly. McGeough says towards the end that though they are aiming to capture a seat, they will begin building on whatever the voters deliver, when it is finally delivered sometime on March 8th.

Join us again next week when the show goes live on Wednesday evening…

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

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