2010 Family PAC Cruise – Part 2

Yesterday, I started telling you about my annual Family PAC cruise. I ended that installment before we boarded the boat.

14th District Congressional candidate Randy Hultgren and his wife Christy.

Before walking up the gangplank, I got a couple more politicians’ photos. Next was Randy Hultgren.

Betsey and Rich Morthland, Rock Island County Board member and state representative candidate in the 71st District.

I met Rich Morthland and his wife Betsey on the dock.

He’s the only Republican on the Rock Island County Board, but he flexed his political muscles and managed to get “dramatically” higher salaries for his countywide candidates completely rolled back. I think this was during the time that Governor Pat Quinn was raising his employees in the 20% range. He must have gotten great local press.

Baby Jerry is the star in this photo of State Senator Bill Brady talking to John O'Neill. His wife Basia is holding the child.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady arrived.

Algonquin's Gene Brown was one of many who talked to the top GOP candidate on the cruise, Bill Brady. Mark Kirk did not attend.

You can guess that Brady was a big attraction.  He stayed for the whole cruise.

Trying to find the politicians, I stood next to the gang plank.  There I found Richard Grabowski, who is running for state representative in the Oak Lawn area.

Hard to escape the cameraman standing next to the gangway, right state rep. candidate Richard Grabowski?

Next came Issac Hayes, the man bold enough to run against Jesse Jackson, Jr., for Congress. Hayes called Jackson “Senate candidate number 5” when he spoke.

Issac Hayes, running against Jesse Jackson, Junior.

Even those no longer holding or seeking office could not escape the camera clicker.  Next was Family PAC Executive Director Paul Caprio’s long-time friend and former Illinois Republican National Committeeman Bob Kjellander.

Bob Kjellander

Former Huntley School Board member Shawn Green was next up the boat ramp.

Shawn Green

I caught Kirk and Stephanie Dillard before they made it to the walkway up to the boat that would take us out for a Lake Michigan cruise.

Right after they arrived, I got this shot of State Senator Kirk Dillard and his wife Stephanie.

More tomorrow.


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