I got this in my e-mail box yesterday:
I'll leave the blog coverage of the Ilinois State Treasurer to those who know what they're doing, but I likwe that Giannoulias is embracing the new media. I haven't gotten anything like this from any other elected official.
Bloggers play a vital role in helping Illinoisans get their news.
That’s why I want to make sure you receive information from the Treasurer’s Office at the same time as traditional media outlets. This information includes press releases and news advisories about events, information about office programs and news about state investments.
Having access to these up-to-date materials will help you track developing news and keep tabs on the services and programs that the Treasurer’s Office offers – instead of having to wait until other media outlets file reports.
To receive these documents, you must respond to this e-mail. In addition, please indicate if you would like all documents the Treasurer’s Office sends to media outlets or just information pertaining to certain subjects (e.g. Bright Start, environmental programs, investment news, etc.) or geographic areas within Illinois . We’ll do our best to satisfy your request.
Thank you for your time. I hope this will help you continue to provide independent news coverage and insightful commentary.
Illinois State Treasurer