A press release from the McHenry County Republican Party:
Republicans Favor Open Primaries
GOP Chair Slams Democrats for Using Secret Meetings to Select Candidates
McHenry, IL, April 16, 2016— On Saturday the Democrat Party of McHenry Party held a closed door meeting to select candidates for the November election.
The meeting was not advertised and neither citizens nor journalists were allowed to attend.
McHenry County Republican Chairman Sandra Salgado offered her comments on the Democrats choice to select their candidates in a secret meeting,
“The voters of McHenry County and the State of Illinois are sick and tired of the backroom dealings of the Democrats.
“Each election cycle the Democrats in McHenry County refuse to provide the voters the chance to vet potential candidates in a primary election, and instead slate their candidates outside of the public eye.”
The meeting, attended by less than 40 Democrat operatives was held in a private room at a local hotel; a local journalist attempting to cover the proceedings was turned away.
“I’m proud that the Republican Party respects and trusts our voters enough to decide the Party’s nominees in these important local races,”
The Democrat candidates, slated in the secret meeting, will face off against the Republican Party candidates, selected in the March 15th primary election, on November 8th.