In the 2016, McHenry County’s Democratic Party State Representative Jack Franks endorsed Hillary Clinton, the same as he did in 2008, when she ran against Barack Obama.
The 2016 results in McHenry County between Jack Franks’ favorite Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders follow::
Clinton – 13,221 (38.76%)
Sanders – 20 702 (60.69%)
Now, let’s look at the 2008 results:
Clinton – 11,948 (35.73%)
Obama – 2,0825 (62.28%)
A Boss Tweed, Jack Franks is not.
He certainly can’t transfer his popularity at the Presidential level.
This primary season, Jack Franks has publicly endorsed two candidates, as far as I know:
- JB Pritzker for Governor
- Sean Casten for Congress (to run against Peter Roskam, who has only Algonquin Township as part of his 6th Congressional District)
It will be interesting to see if Franks’ inability to deliver on his endorsements continues.