The presidential run has been characterized by negativity, partisan extremism and a "lesser-of-the-two-evils" attitude. As the race to the ballot boxes heats up, things are only getting more insufferable. So it comes as a refreshing surprise that, out of Texas, one Republican candidate is shooting for re-election as county commissioner with an ad that's neither negative nor offensive (to anyone!). In "Please Re-Elect Gerald," Gerald Daugherty's long-suffering wife, Charlyn Daugherty, appears to beg voters to keep her husband in office—with a delightful amount of side-eye.
Austin is a Texas-sized town, but it’s about to get super crowded as an estimated 28,000 people descend on it for South by Southwest. That means a massive amount of competition for places to meet, be they bar stools, dining tables or a random patch of grass near Lady Bird Lake. Adweek asked a few SXSW veterans, including one local ringer, what are their favorite locales.