The following letter to the editor of the Northwest Herald is published with the permission of the author, Adam Liebmann:
Stop at Nothing
In 2004, the Northwest Herald reported,
“Political newcomer Ed Beard announces that he is dropping out of the Republican primary race for 63rd District state representative.
“Beard, who was challenging Perry Moy for the nomination, was accused of being a plant by the Democrats.
“Beard denied it.”
Fast forward to 2016.
McHenry County Republicans fought a Democratic plant in the primary, Jeffrey Lichte.
Lichte voted in Democratic primary elections in 2012 and 2014, had Franks campaign signs up in his yard as recently as 2014, and was a member of Franks’ fundraising committee.
Last month Wikileaks released almost 20,000 emails showing disturbing evidence that the Democratic National Committee worked with Hillary Clinton’s campaign to stop Bernie Sanders from winning the Democratic nomination.
Will Democrats stop at nothing to retain power locally and nationally?