A press release from Bill Prim, one of three 2014 candidates for the Republican nomination for Sheriff to replace retiring Keith Nygren. The other two are Jim Harrison and Andy Zinke.
NEWT AND CALLISTA GINGRICH TO HEADLINE BILL PRIM FUND-RAISER
Republican candidate for McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim announced Friday that former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and recent presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista will headline a fund-raiser for Prim in Woodstock February 18.
“Hosted by Gary Rabine, Tom Merryman, Brian Kelly and Lou Bianchi,
the fund-raiser will kick his campaign for Sheriff into a higher gear as the March 2014 Republican primary election approaches,” Prim said.
“I am very grateful to Speaker and Mrs. Gingrich for agreeing to assist me in this way,” Prim said.
“Newt will give a short talk on his views of the current political situation nationally and I can’t be the only one who looks forward to hearing his perspectives.
“I’ve always admired the Speaker’s principled stands on the issues and more than one of them could be adapted to our own county.
“For example, he thoroughly understands that tax revenues don’t just magically appear somehow, they come out of the pockets of taxpayers.”
“That’s a view I share without question.”
Prim added, “I also owe a debt of thanks to Mr. Rabine and the distinguished host committee for putting the pieces together for a memorable evening.”
The fund-raiser will take place at Bull Valley Country Club and attendance is by invitation.
Prim said he intends to use the funds generated to put his campaign on a firmer footing financially and move forward on the task of making his plans for Sheriffs Office better known throughout the County.
Newt Gingrich is well-known as the architect of the “Contract with America” that led the Republican Party to victory in 1994 by capturing the majority in the U.S. house for the first time in 40 years.
After he was elected Speaker, he moved power out of Washington and back to the American people, passed the first balanced-budget in a generation, and passed the first tax cut in 16 years.
A prolific author, he has published 24 books both fiction and non-fiction, and remains active in Republican Party politics.
Callista Gingrich is the President and CEO of Gingrich Productions, a multimedia company based in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Gingrich is the author of the New York Times best-selling children’s series featuring Ellis the Elephant. Callista also serves as the President of the Gingrich Foundation, a charitable non-profit foundation, which sponsors scholarships in music and the arts.