Of the candidates for the Illinois General Assembly having parts of Lake in the Hills, only State Senator Dan Duffy showed up in person.
State Rep. Mike Tryon, who has no opponent, sent a car with his name on the side, plus volunteers to pass out candy.
But unopposed State Senate candidate Karen McConnaughay’s name went unmentioned.
And neither candidate in the 52nd State Rep. District showed up in the parade.
Republican candidate Dave McSweeney was elsewhere, as was Independent challenger Dee Beaubien.
But, I didn’t know that there political booths at the event.
And there was the photo you see above.
It is significant not only for its showing of McSweeney’s flag in Lake in the Hills, but for it anti-Mike Madigan message.
Why is that significant?
Because Dee Beaubien is running as an Independent.
However, Illinois Democratic Party Chairman and House Speaker Mike Madigan has provided two field workers, an over $8,000 poll, plus two mailings in support of her campaign.
Little wonder that I think Beaubien should be referred to as “Dee Beaubien (Ind.-Madigan).”
And, yes, the Chicago Tribune’s John Kass inspired me.
As soon as it became obvious that Mike Madigan was supporting Dee Beaubien’s campaign big time, Gasser put what you see below on his blog:
If I were running McSweeney’s campaign, I would have had four by four foot signs with this message all over the district two weeks ago.