Thursday afternoon I did my usual walk around the McHenry County Fair looking for things political.
It’s an election year, so I was optimistic I would find a lot.
The following are listed in order of my sighting them. I entered from the secondary gate behind the buildings on Country Club Road.
Next was the McHenry County Sheriff’s display.
This is where Sheriff Keith Nygren was bouncing balls with young kids four years ago with Democrat Mike Mahon was running against him. There was no sign of the Sheriff’s name on the signs, but it was on some of the stuff being given away.
The Republican Party’s booth was right behind the Sheriff’s.
It benefited from an air conditioner’s fan.
Within sight of the Republican Party booth was one for the McHenry County Citizens for Choice.
The McHenry County Democratic Party was my next stop.
On the way to the next building, I saw this young lad wearing a “Future President” sticker.
In the other building with commercial displays I found the only booth for a candidate–Jim Harrison, running as an Independent for Sheriff.
I later saw him campaigning on the Midway. Andy Zinke’s campaign manager Tamara DeModica was taking pictures of him interacting with people.
In its usual place, local Libertarian Party stalwarts staffed its booth.
1st Way Life Center had a booth around the corner.
Next was Peter’s Net, which had a bit of trouble keeping its booth last year. No problems this year.
The third pro-life display was at least two, many three spaces wide. It was sponsored by the McHenry County Deanery Respect Life folks.
I went looking for State Rep. Jack Franks’ tent, which is right next to the gate with free parking.
Here’s what I saw:
When I returned to the Republican booth, I was told that there was another political display out there–one from the Huntley Area Tea Party.
As I walked Skinner’s (no relation) Carnival grounds, I saw how 1st Way Pregnancy Services spread it message.