It was August 10th and we were off to the annual Family PAC cruise.
As usual, I took pictures of Kennedy Expressway traffic and CTA trains.
And, once in Chicago, skyscrapers.
Having been the last people on the boat one year, we were determined not to be in that position again.
This year we were first.
The first candidates to appear were state representative candidates Tom Morrison from Palatine and John O’Neill from McHenry. Morrison seems to have driven in with Dan Patlak, who is running for the Cook County Board of (Tax) Appeals.
As the crowd gathered, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint talking to Maria Rodriguez, who ran an unsuccessful campaign for the 8th District GOP nod.
As I was working my way to the check-in table I saw a woman being interviewed whom I didn’t know. Turns out it was the Joliet State Senate candidate whom the Will County Democrats threw off the ballot, causing continuing Fox TV news coverage because of her TEA Party credentials, her gender and her race.
Not the type of Republican that a Joliet Democrat would want to face in a state senate race.
Although I did not know it at the time WIND’s William Kelly was interviewing Illinois political media star Cedra Crenshaw.
Next I found former gubernatorial candidate Steve Baer talking with Dan Patlak.