I feel left out.
With redistricting, both Republican candidates for the Illinois General Assembly are running unopposed.
That’s what happens when the party in control determines legislative boundaries based on past voting behavior rather than more logical geographical and political lines.
Now, I have often said that I think every candidate should have an opponent.
Tough to get because Illinois has more local governments, hence, I guess, more locally elected officials than any other state in the union.
But, competition forces incumbents to find out what constituents what now, not the first time they ran for office.
With Wheaton resident Congressman Peter Roskam being given part of McHenry County in order to fulfill Mike Madigan’s first priority in congressional gerrymandering–creating a district where Tammy Duckworth could not lose–I have received some mail from the Republican.
None from Demcoratic Party opponent Leslie Coolidge.
And, until Monday, nothing this fall from any McHenry County Board candidate.
Then came the piece you see below from County Board Chairman Ken Koehler:
The back says that Koehler is “protecting our 2nd Amendment Rights.”
There’s not more indication on the mailng of what gun rights have to do with McHenry County government than the Social Security-Medicare issue has to do with State government in the mailings that Mike Madigan is making on behalf of Independent Dee Beaubien’s campaign.