Under the Sunday article about the election of McHenry County Democratic Party Chair Kristina Zahorik as head of the Illinois Democratic Party Chairs’ Association, “An American” has this to say:
Oh please. The Bernie people endorsed her opponent, Alison Squires, for State Central Committeewoman.
Zahorik was a Clinton delegate, just like [Jack] Franks, in 2016.
It could be argued that Zahorik is part of the swamp.
She’s been in Democratic politics since Paul Simon was a Senator.
He retired over 20 years ago.
She’s probably going to do a good job in terms of what they want to accomplish which is to bridge the gap between the progressive koo koos and the machine politic scumbags, and help Democrats in general win.
With her living in the 14th and having this position of authority, with J.B. and his money, and Jack Franks being up for election in 2020 Republicans are going to be out of power really fast.
I could see every state rep and state senate in the county going Democratic and a majority Democratic county board by 2022.
Also, starting in 2022, Illinois will send maybe just 2 or 3 Republicans to Congress (out of 16 or 17).
Franks won’t lose to a prog.
He still has a high favorability rating and tons of money.
Even if the greedy teachers unions decide to betray him, he’ll just find some Democrat to throw their hat in the ring and split the anti-Franks vote.
Republicans aren’t strategic enough to jump ship and send him packing, plus any legit challenger will be coming from his left.
Your only hope of getting Jack out is if Jesse White leaves office and Franks gets the appointment.
Besides, McHenry County Jewish groups and McHenry County Democratic Women groups have good relations with each other.
Here’s another prediction for you:
Lauren Underwood will take Dick Durbin’s Senate seat.
I’m not saying she will run in 2020.
Durbin will run again and she will get his seat after he retires, which will be as soon as Trump is out of office (2020 or 2024).
She hits all the checkmarks (black, young, woman) and she could have that seat for 50 years.