I’ve been to a couple of former Congressman, now WIND Talk Show Host Joe Walsh’s summer and fall political rallies.
There were many more cars at this one than any previous event.
I took photos of the crowd from the back deck of the Walsh home.
A lot of people had to sit in the sun.
Some found some shade behind a tree between the house and the pole barn.
As usual, there were a number of candidates.
There was another aspirant to the McHenry County Board, Terrence Ferranc, at the event also.
He desires to be appointed by Chairman Jack Franks to fill Andrew Gasser’s seat.
A candidate promoting his candidacy for Kane County Clerk was Stan Bond.
Incumbent Jack Cunningham has not announced whether or not he is running for re-election.
He is the 14th Congressional District State Central Committeeman.
After introducing Bond to the audience, Walsh said he looked forward to knocking on doors for Bond.
There were a number of McHenry County political activists and officials attending.
McHenry County Recorder Joe Tirio and his wife, McHenry County College Trustee Karen Tirio were circulating.
Diane Evertsen, the Vice Chairman of the McHenry County College Board, and her husband Everett, a Hartland Township GOP Precinct Committeeman, were there as well.
State Rep. David McSweeney gave a spirited speech against raising state taxes.
He was rewarded with a hug from a fan.
In one talk, Walsh held up a yard sign for Mike Madigan.
“Hit the Road, Jack” was played next.
People stomped and danced on the Madigan yard sign.
They took turns.
One person brought a Trump flag.
These folks insisted on having their photo taken with it.
There was a third Republican Party candidate for Congress in the crowd.
His name is Patrick Harlan.
He is again challenging 17th Congressional District U.S. Representative Democrat Cheri Bustos.
House Speaker Paul Ryan’s 2016 opponent, Paul Nehlen, was also introduced.
Did I mention the music was conducive to dancing?
As the fireworks were about to start, people had to leave the line for the port-a-potties.
People lined the driveway to the pole barn for the fireworks display.
On my way to the car I found State Senator Dan McConchie.