It is not a big secret that I think an important duty of McHenry County Republican leaders is to make sure there are people running for all offices.
Unfortunately, for two out of the last three elections, Democrat State Rep. Jack Franks has been given a free ride.
Can he be beaten?
Not many people seem to think so.
But anyone can be beaten.
I image that’s what a lot of Democrats are figure out this weekend as President Barack Obama popularity took a hit after he came out in favor of homosexual and lesbian marriage.
Read the results of Rasumussen Reports Daily Tracking Poll Saturday, May 12, 2012″
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows Mitt Romney earning 50% of the vote and President Obama attracting 42% support. Four percent (4%) would vote for a third party candidate, while another three percent (3%) are undecided.
Jack Franks certainly did not think Obama was invincible when he support Hillary Clinton four years ago.
Some of those who defend the apparent decision to lie down, roll over over and hope that Jack Franks will rub a Republican stomach or two…or even three or four or more, have commented under some of the articles I have written. To make is easy for you to take a look at them, they are linked below:
Here is what to a non-lawyer appears to be the law regarding how to put a person on the ballot, if no one runs in the primary election:
(10 ILCS 5/8-5) (from Ch. 46, par. 8-5)
Sec. 8-5.”…if a legislative or representative district comprises only one county, or part of a county, its legislative or representative committee shall consist of the chairman of the county central committee and 2 members of the county central committee who reside in the legislative or representative district, as the case may be, elected by the county central committee.
(10 ILCS 5/7-61)(from Ch. 46, par. 7-61) Vacancies shall be filled by the…legislative committee in case of a candidate for State Senator or representative committee in the case of a candidate for State Representative in the General Assembly…
If the name of no established political party candidate was printed on the general primary ballot for a particular office and if no person was nominated as a write-in candidate for such office, a vacancy in nomination shall be filled only by a person designated by the appropriate committee of the political party and only if that designated person files nominating petitions with the number of signatures required for an established party candidate for that office within 75 days after the day of the general primary…
In the proceedings to nominate a candidate to fill a vacancy or to fill a vacancy in the nomination, each precinct, township, ward, county or congressional district, as the case may be, shall through its representative on such central or managing committee, be entitled to one vote for each ballot voted in such precinct, township, ward, county or congressional district, as the case may be, by the primary electors of its party at the primary election immediately preceding the meeting at which such vacancy is to be filled. (Source: P.A. 96-809, eff. 1-1-10; 96-848, eff. 1-1-10.)