GOP Central Committee Meets Saturday at 9 at d’Andrea’s to Decide Fate of Tonya Franklin’s Bid to Oppose “Chainsaw Jack” Franks
Tomorrow is the day that willing Republican State Representative candidate Tonya Franklin learns whether she is authorized to seek 500 “good signatures” in two days
The meeting, to which the public is invited, will be held Saturday at 9 AM at d’Andre’s at southeast corner of Routes 14 and 31 in Crystal Lake. Franklin will arrive at 8 for those who have questions.
Tonya Franklin is playing, “Mother, may I?” with those who are quite comfortable, thank you, with having Democrat Jack Franks represent over one-third of McHenry County in Springfield.
Some of the Central Committee members eligible to vote at the meeting are contributors to past Jack Franks’ fund raisers. They are listed on his “Host Committee.”
One leading Republican even spoke in praise of Franks when asked if he would like to say a few words at a fund raiser a couple of years ago.
At Ken Koehler’s fund raiser last night I was asked again and again, “What’s going on?”
“Has there been a deal cut between Republican and Democratic Party legislative candidates that involves slating no one against the other?”
I wish I could answer either question, but I can’t.
Former GOP County Chairman Jack Schaffer also had no idea why the resistance to Tonya Franklin’s candidacy exists.
County Board Chairman Ken Koehler welcomed someone willing to that Jack Franks on.
Maybe it is as simple as the opponents’ not wanting anyone who was inspired to her Republican activism by the Tea Party movement.
Goodness knows there are plenty of Republican office holders who do not think we in McHenry County have been “Taxed Enough Already.”
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What has the GOP in McHenry County got to lose by allowing Tonya Franklin’s to take on “Chainsaw Jack” Franks?
Click on the title of my article from earlier this week below:
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Since the Illinois House of Representatives has adjourned for the summer, GOP Chairman Mike Tryon should be able to chair the meeting Saturday morning.