Did that discourage the Democrats across the county line?
They nominated a new candidatenamed Rupam Davé and probably are still out circulating petitions to get her on the ballot.
How unlike the McHenry County Republican Party where I have been trying to convince party leaders since last July to find someone to run against “Chainsaw Jack” Franks. (Actually, he didn’t earn that name until I discovered he had introduced a bill to allow Com Ed chop down every tree within 20 feet of an electric power line.)
The McHenry County GOP doesn’t care that it has no one challenging the top Democrat on the ballot.
As willing Franks’ opponent Tonya Franklin said after the Saturday Special Meeting,
“I’m not better than nothing now.
“No one’s running against Jack Franks.”