Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin came to the Johnsburg Community Club to make a pitch for nominating Steve Reick in the Republican Primary Election on Tuesday.
The event was sponsored by the McHenry Township Republican Central Committee, chaired by Steve Rooney.
Before Durkin spoke, Rooney introduced Reick, who spoke to the early crowd.
The occasion was the $5 corned beef and cabbage St. Patrick’s Day Dinner.
The price was set to break even on the food and low enough that virtually everyone could afford to attend.
The fundraising came from sponsors who kicked in much bigger bucks.
After GOP Chairman Sandra Salgado introduced Durkin.
Durkin spoke in support of Steve Reick, the man under a $43,250 attack from a no-name pop-up committee called People for Good Government.
Then, Reick addressed the crowd that had grown larger as four o’clock approached.
Following him was former Congressman Joe Walsh.
Walsh related that when he was elected in 2010 people were angry.
He contended that they were angrier now.
Walsh urged Republicans to capture the anger.
Next up was State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally.
At that point I had to leave to attend the Environment Defenders annual meeting.
I presume that the other candidates in attendance also spoke to those gathered at the Johnsburg Community Club.