When Democratic Party Chairman and House Speaker Mike Madigan spends almost a half a million dollars in Republican territory in the far Northwest suburbs you know something out of the ordinary is taking place.
Observers think that Madigan was trying to establish a beachhead.
The money was not well spent because David McSweeney wiped the floor with Madigan’s “Independent.”
From adding the results (not yet final) for the four-county district, David McSweeney wiped out Dee Beaubien 26,572 to 18,331.
That’s over 59% of the vote, a landslide by anyone’s definition.
Below are the county by county results. Not all have early and absentee votes folded in so they are not final, but certainly are definitive.
In McHenry County the vote was 15,724 to 11,676. McSweeney got over 57%.
The Lake County’s tally shows McSweeney leading by 3,998 to 2,593. That’s almost 61%.
Cook County’s votes turned out 4,627 to 2,775. Percentage-wise the margin was almost 63% to 37%.
Finally, the smallest part of the district is in Kane County. McSweeney got 57% of the vote. He led Beaubien by 2,223 to 1,676.