Governor Bruce Rauner made one of his rare visits to McHenry County today.
He was late, having been tied up in traffic, so Congressman Peter Roskam filled the time with comments.
It’s the first time, as far as I know, since he met in May with selected Republicans. Then, the disproportionate message was that local Party members did not want him to sign a bill allowing citizens to petition to abolish townships. (A majority of the elected Algonquin Township Precinct Committeeman did want him to sign the bill, if it passed.)
I missed the “it’s important to vote Republican” speech because I was at First Church’s Buddy Break.
It seemed more important to give the parents of kids with special needs three hours of respite than hear another stump speech. (Those who would like to with this one-on-one relationship can contact Karen Klaus at 815-459-0785.)
The Crystal Lake GOP Headquarters was crowded even though there was little evidence any attempt was made to invite those who were not Republican Precinct Committeemen or candidates.
Lots of people wanted to have their photos taken with Governor Rauner.
And, it wasn’t as if those gathered would have been knocking on doors in the 40 Mile Per Hour wind.
Literature was available for pick-up.
The crowd thinned out after the Govenror left.
Then walked in County Board member Chris Christensen and Nunda Township Trustee Ron Parrish.
They looked frozen…the reason being that they had been out putting up signs.
At the even were the following elected officials and candidates not mentioned above:
- State Senator Craig Wilcox
- State Rep. candidate Tom Weber
- McHenry County Board member John Jung
- McHenry County Board member Michael Rein
- Algonquin Township Trustee Rachael Lawrence