Listening to Chicago radio stations, lately I've been hearing lots of radio ads that begin "here in Indiana." The first one made me do a double take. Most of the ads we hear are aimed at Chicago and nearby suburbs. It's a consequence of living in a metro area that spills across multiple states.
For those of you reading this outside the Chicago area, we do have a lot of folks from northwest Indiana who work in Chicago and many more who listen to Chicago radio and watch Chicago TV stations.
The Obama and McCain political ads aimed at Indiana are here in abundance, because so many people in/from northwest Indiana listen to Chicago radio stations and/or work in the city. I haven't been watching much TV lately, but I'd imagine it's a similar picture there.
Added note 10/26: Today's new ad was a well done radio spot by John Mellencamp saying that a vote for McCain is a vote for 4 more years of tax credits to the corporations that keep sending jobs overseas and closing down American factories.