Joe Walsh Promotes Craig Wilcox for State Senate

Craig Wilcox greets Joe Walsh at his fundraiser last Thursday night at the McHenry VFW.

On the same day that McHenry County Assessor Mary Mahady announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for State Senate, Republican candidate Craig Wilcox was holding a fundraiser for the same office.

Newly-elected McHenry Mayor Wayne Jeff, McHenry County Recorder Joe Tirio and McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally chatted before the speakers took the floor.

Wilcox, a Republican member of the McHenry County Board is jousting with fellow Board member John Reinert for the GOP nomination.

Judicial candidate Demetri Tsilimigras, McHenry Township GOP Chairman Steve Verr and McHenry County Board member Jeff Thorsen exchanged views at the reception part of the fundraiser.

Former Congressman and now WIND radio talk show host from 5-7 PM set the stage for Wilcox’ speech at the McHenry VFW.

Steve Verr also talked with County Board candidates Orville Brettman and Chuck Wheeler.

Walsh continued the theme he introduced while campaigning for Congress.

McHenry County Board candidate Ersel Schuster made contact with Joe Walsh.

“We are living in revolutionary times.

Joe Walsh addressing the crowd.

“I think it could get ugly,” he said to an audience with numerous Veterans.

“I think things could get violent.”

The University of Chicago master’s degree holder spoke of the “duopoly” that has ruled the United States since just before the Civil War–the Republican and the Democratic Parties.

He said he saw signs of both of them breaking up.

“I’ve never seen Americans as angry as they are this year.

“It dwarfs what I saw in 2010.”

That’s when, against incredible odds, he beat incumbent Democrat Melissa Bean.  New York Times odds maker Nate Silver gave Bean a 9-1 advantage on his 538 blog.

McHenry County Board candidate Orville Brettman and County Board member and candidate Chuck Wheeler get to know Algonquin Township Trustee Rachael Lawrence.

“There is a battle within the Republican Party between the Good Ol’ Boys and the reformers.

“You are watching walls coming down all over the country…[including in] the Republican Party in McHenry Couinty.

“We need a lot of Joe Tirios in McHenry County.

“We need reformers [to do] what Joe Tirio is doing.

Joe Walsh introduces Craig Wilcox.

“The country and McHenry County right now need people who will shake things up.

“I think Craig Wilcox is a reformer.

“His opponent [John Reinert] is a nice guy, but he’s just the same ol’, same ol’ Good Old Boy.

“I want a reformer.

“It’s an honor to endorse Craig Wilcox.

“The McHenry County Republican Establishment don’t want him to win.”

“Good!” shouted someone from the audience.

“Craig Wilcox can’t win, if we’re not fired up,” Walsh said as he turned the floor over to Wilcox.

Wilcox addressed the crowd next.

Craig Wilcox addressed his contributors.

He related that as a  military man for twenty-four years he has moved seventeen times.

“This is the longest I’ve lived anywhere since the 1990’s,” he said.

Born in Vermont, he was surprised to find the name of a Vermont town in McHenry County–Richmond.

Giving some county history I had not heard, he said the name “Richmond” was picked by the winner of a greased pole climb.

Going door-to-door, Wilcox found, “Everyone was talking about property taxes.”

He told of getting advice from the woman he seeks to replace in the State Senate–Pam Althoff.

“With her endorsement of my opponent [John Reinert], it’s obvious she wasn’t grooming me.

Wilcox related his leadership in the fight for transparency on the McHenry County Board.

He is the one who led the fight to require County Board approval of the irregular hiring of two patronage employees by newly-installed County Board Chairman Jack Franks.

“For eight months that’s what I have been doing.

“The public wants government that is open.

At the end of Craig Wilcox’ speech, the crowd applauded.

“I’m looking forward to having honest debate on the issues.”


Comments

Joe Walsh Promotes Craig Wilcox for State Senate — 23 Comments

  1. If Mary isn’t challenged in a primary, with Joe backing Craig, expect Dem to cross over and vote for John in the primary.

  2. Discussions about property taxes are laughable at best from candidates for State office.

    If they really we’re concerned about property taxes they would be running for school board, or a municipal office or in Wilcox case staying on the County Board.

    Walsh has a geriatric following in the county who are angry but don’t know why they’re angry…

    They just know they’re angry.

    Don’t know the Reinhart is a better candidate as neither one of them have much of a record at this point.

  3. Yes and that would be the same as voting for a democrat or an establishment puppet, so you’re probably right. Those that want to keep IL in its downward spiral would vote for Reinert. Reinert hasn’t even found the men’s room at the County Admin bldg and he thinks he can run for this? Way to split the party Reinert. Idiot!

  4. Wilcox doesn’t pay his fair share of property faxes. Is anyone looking into this?!

  5. @Nob Yes and that would be the same as voting for a democrat or an establishment puppet, so you’re probably right.

    Those that want to keep IL in its downward spiral would vote for Reinert.

    Reinert hasn’t even found the men’s room at the County Admin bldg and he thinks he can run for this?

    Way to split the party Reinert.

    Idiot!

  6. Is anyone looking into the crap you just left in your adult diaper, Ed?

  7. The Crowd? What Crowd?

    Sorry Cal your right wing wackos are about out ofor steam.

    Using Joe the deadbeat won’t get you elected, Craig.

    No one likes dead beat dads, joe

  8. This poster has the same name as the husband of Ersel Schuster.

    McHenry County Blog has a policy of not allowing two people to use the same name.

  9. Great turnout.

    Thank god this county has smarter voters out there than to support these fools.

  10. Are you sure that standing ovation wasn’t directed to our sunshine blogger? I’m sorry, but 23 people is not only a crowd but a multitude. Our sunshine blogger covered this for a reason. No, it wasn’t for the free lunch…tic, tock, tic, tock…

  11. With regards to the 9-1 odds, 1-term former congressman, family values preacher, Joe Walsh, nobody makes me more angry than him. In fact, it makes me angry to realize I have no idea what I’m angry about…tic, tock, tic, tock…

  12. It was proven that Joe Walsh was never a dead beat Dad.

    That was a smear piece that his teen boys and ex-wife were glad to promptly clear up.

  13. But on the other side – Doodie is a proven liar. So why do you bother telling him truths he will ignore?

  14. Disgusted a veteran and senior officer would accept an endorsement from the clown Joe Walsh. Colonel, you are out of my mess tent.

  15. Joe Walsh is an American patriot unlike some people elected to office from the left wing party over the past 9 years.

  16. DMAC he was probably never in your tent.

    Lets not pretend that he’s losing a vote.

    You and John Kerry can occupy a gubmint tent and bash the gubmint and those who stand for freedom all you want.

    Wilcox is honorable and hard working.

  17. Wilcox is hitching his wagon to the wrong guy. The only people that take Walsh seriously are the fools on this blog. Which equals about 5 people.

  18. Facts please is an interesting poster WHOSE VERY ACTIONS DEMONSTRATE A DIAMETRICAL opposite of what he writes!

    Case in point, his quote above: “Wilcox is hitching his wagon to the wrong guy. The only people that take Walsh seriously are the fools on this blog. Which equals about 5 people.”

    If he actually believed what he wrote, he’d have to be a real fool to waste his time here posting to ‘about 5 people.”

    ‘Facts Please’ is a Franks minion, LGBT degenerate, ex-NWH propagandist Craver, a Llavona alter-ego, or the despicable Shylock Franks himself!

    I believe he is Craver, who exited the ratlines from the sinking NWH to work for his puppet-master, Franks!

    Yes, ‘Facts Please’ you’ve been outed!

  19. You guys have me all wrong. But keep guessing.

    Also, NWherald doesn’t compete with hate blogs like this one.

    But again, thanks for coming out.

    And good job catching up with the sarcasm Rickey.

    While yes, there are more than 5 people that pay attention to this blog, the majority of the county do not.

    Sorry to break that news to you.

    I follow it only so give me perspective on what the crazies think.

  20. Ps- What does LGBT have to do with anything?

    Not sure how you made the leap to that here Rickey.

  21. All salient points in the war, Facts. If you don’t have a clue about the war we are fighting then you have no business commenting on anything. Your “perspective” is inconsequential at best.

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