Folks in McHenry County can probably be excused for not knowing that 14th District Congressman Randy Hultgren, a Republican re-distracted into all of McHenry County except Algonquin Township (which is to be in Congressman Peter Roskam’s 8th District) has a Democratic Party opponent.
His name is Dennis Anderson and he is from Gurnee. (Yes, Gurnee is in this Madigandered district.)
Anderson beat Woodstock resident Jonathan Farnick 9,344 to 3,258 in the Democratic Party primary.
Note that Hultgren received 64,419 votes in the GOP primary.
That means Anderson has a Himalayan slope to climb in his attempt to win the 14th Congressional District seat.
Driving to Woodstock I’ve noticed two yard signs in front of the strip mall where 16th District Congressman Don Manzullo used to have his office.
They said, “Anderson for Congress.”
I went up to look in the office a while ago and saw no activity.
Monday, there were lights in the office.
As I was taking photos a young man got out of a car and asked what I was doing.
I told him and he indicated that was the office where he was going.
I asked if the candidate were in and he said Anderson was at a meeting.
I asked if he were the campaign manager.
He said he wasn’t.