Bruce Rauner Visits Republican Headquarters in Crystal Lake

Out in front of the Republican Party office in the tip of the Crysztal Lake Plaza’s”V.” these signs were posted.

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.

Congressman Peter Roskam and his wife Elizabeth put in an appearance.

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.)

Republican Headquarters, which was my first State Representative office, was crowded.

I missed the “it’s important to vote Republican” speech because I was at First Church’s Buddy Break.

Bruce Rauner spoke to the Republican Party faithful.

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.)

A shot of the crowd who came to greet Governor Bruce Rauner.

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.

Unopposed McHenry County Board candidate Chuck Wheeler and County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio made contact.

Lots of people wanted to have their photos taken with Governor Rauner.

Former Algonquin Township Republican Party Chairman Chris Yaeger chatted with the Governor.

And, it wasn’t as if those gathered would have been knocking on doors in the 40 Mile Per Hour wind.

McHenry County Board candidates and members were at Headquarters press ing the flesh.  Seen here are District 2 candidates Carolyn Schofield and Josh Howell.

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

Comments

Bruce Rauner Visits Republican Headquarters in Crystal Lake — 12 Comments

  1. Sunshine blogger, why this humbleness? Everyone knows the crowd went there to see you. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, for Rauner too, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  2. No matter, as RINO Rauner the LIAR is about to get his ass kicked by Jumbo Boy thanks
    to the idiot elites who control the Illinois GOP.

    They should have told him to go away with his
    buddy Rahm before he damages the state even more, now we will all be forced to live with the consequences of
    their obscene stupidity.

    I hope they’re happy with what they have condemned us to.

  3. In the presidential election of 2016, 12 Illinois Counties voted for thug Hillary and 90 voted for Trump. The vast majority of the State has to live with the consequences of uniformed and stupid and freeloading voters in the 12 Counties the most influential being Crook County.

  4. With upcoming departures, the County Board will be reduced to basically 3 effective opponents to Franks:

    Chuck Wheeler

    Michael Rein

    Jeff Thorsen

    Plus a few wafflers who won’t chime in unless enough others join or they have a specific bug about something.

    Barnes, Wilbeck, Kearns

    Lots of luck folks.

  5. **The vast majority of the State has to live with the consequences of uniformed and stupid and freeloading voters in the 12 Counties the most influential being Crook County.**

    LOL – you seem very, very confused. You don’t seem to understand that the “vast majority” of people live in those 12 counties.

    But you should read up on elections sometimes.

    Maybe you’ll learn that land doesn’t vote.

    People do.

  6. Re: ” They should have told him to go away with his buddy Rahm before he damages the state even more, now we will all be forced to live with the consequences of their obscene stupidity.

    I hope they’re happy with what they have condemned us to.”

    In case anyone forgot: There was a primary – the voters decided to keep Rauner. T

    he so-called “idiot elites” had no input.

  7. Rein is going to have a tough time getting reelected.

    He barely made it out of the primary.

    Jung has a lot of name recog and the Dems are fired up.

    That district has many Demcrats and Hispanics.

    I could see Acosta winning a seat.

  8. IF Acosta is elected he will be another pocket vote for Franks.

    I concur that District 5 could go either way.

    Woodstock is the most Democratic area in the county plus you have portions of LITH and all the new homes in Huntley which tend to be more Democratic.

    The Kavanaugh hearings seem to be having an effect in pushing up the Democratic numbers.

    Casten is now trending ahead of Roskam in the more recent polls which show a shift of up to +7 for Roskam in September to now up to +5 for Casten.

    This may ripple down to more local races. Suburban women are breaking Democratic, it appears.

    Either way, the County Board is toast.

  9. All Republican candidates have benefited from the despicable manner in which Democrat politicians and their supporters handled the Kavanaugh hearings and the Senate vote. Americans found out that Democrats do not really believe in our long established justice system. With Democrats and their supporters, a person accused of a crime is guilty until proven innocent.

    Also, patriotic and law abiding Americans are disgusted with top Democrat leaders and their promotion of mob mentality. Gullible, and useful idiot supporters of Democrat politicians have been following the lead of top Democrat Maxine Waters who urged Democrat supporters to harass and get in the faces of Republican politicians and leaders. These morons harassed top Republican women and men in restaurants and forced them to leave. Most recently, Mitch McConnell and his wife were harassed in a restaurant.

    As Trump has stated, Democrats are about Mobs and Republicans are about Jobs.

  10. I agree with HonestAbe.

    Was the place disinfected after Rauner was there?

    Was Reick there, too.

    He’s even worse in many respects.

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