Here’s an analysis that looks at whether Republican Precinct Committeemen in McHenry County as a whole made a difference in campaigns.
- U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis did better with a committeeman.
- Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner did worse with a committeeman.
- Sheriff’s candidate Bill Prim did worse with a committeeman.
- State Rep. candidate Steve Reick did better with a committeeman.
I’ve always thought that precinct committeemen provide very little help or harm to the top of the ticket, which in this case I mean Rauner, rather than Oberweis.