Oberweis Announces Official Opening of Crystal Lake Campaign Office

The McHenry County Republican Party is renting space to Jim Oberweis for his campaign for the GOP nomination.

Word is there is space for another candidate.

Oberweis has issued this invitation, which is passed on by McHenry County GOP Chairman Diane Evertsen:

The Oberweis campaign has asked that we pass along to you their invitation to their Grand Opening at our Crystal Lake Headquarters office. 

As we prepare for the 2020 Primary, this affords each of us an early opportunity to begin vetting candidates so we can pass along good info to our voters. 

We’re anticipating a very busy summer!


June 22nd Campaign Office Grand Opening in McHenry County

We will be having our McHenry Co grand opening from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM at our Crystal Lake campaign office located at: 6500 Northwest Highway suite 8, Crystal Lake, IL 60014.

Everyone is welcome to attend (friends, family, neighbors) and we will be serving complimentary grilled items, beverages, and Oberweis Ice Cream. 

If you would like to volunteer for the campaign, you can respond to this email or sign up on our website: Jim2020.com.

We also have a paid internship program for high school and college folks that are interested in learning and working on a political campaign.

Additional information is attached. 

Thank You for all you do as precinct committeemen,


Oberweis Announces Official Opening of Crystal Lake Campaign Office — 3 Comments

  1. That free ice cream is all my sunshine blogger needs to show up early and exit home late. Is the headquarter office’s door wide enough for Mr. Oberweis? I mean, for his cow, of course. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, ti, tock, mooooooooooooo…

  2. I’m still waiting on delivery, of one those cars powered by farting cows, Dems keep promising.

  3. 6th and 14th Congressional Districts Updates 6/20/19

    Casten Supports President Trump Impeachment Inquiry, Will Underwood Support It Too?

    Congressman Sean Casten joins other Democrats supporting Impeachment Inquiry of President Trump. While multiple Democrats in safe districts have been calling for the impeachment process to begin with the Impeachment Inquiry, Casten is the 3rd freshman Democrat from a swing district to call for the inquiry. Combined with his open support for the now-aborted congressional pay raise 2 weeks ago, Casten is displaying a cocky confidence that he does not need to fear what the voters in the 6th congressional district think on impeachment.

    Republican challenger Evelyn Sanguinetti posted this Facebook meme responding to Casten’s Impeachment Inquiry support:

    “Sean Casten joins socialist Jan Schakowsky and the most extreme liberal Democrats in calling for an impeachment inquiry of the President. Even Nancy Pelosi won’t go that far. It’s clear Casten cares more about pay raises and playing politics than representing the priorities of this district.

    “Those who wish to remove the President from office will have the opportunity to do so at the ballot box. Enough political games and wasteful spending. Casten was sent to Washington to solve problems, not play politics.”

    Great to see Sanguinetti immediately respond to this development, and continue to hit Casten on his pay raise support. Now, if she would bring up Casten trying to repeal the Hyde Amendment.

    Congresswoman Lauren Underwood at this point is not supporting starting an inquiry for impeachment. How long that will continue remains to be seen.

    Chicago Sun-Times link: https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/6/20/18691989/sean-casten-donald-trump-impeachment-inquiry

    Evidence is Clear, Congresswoman Underwood Concerned about Sue Rezin’s Imminent Entry into 14th Congressional Republican Primary

    On Monday, Congresswoman Underwood tweeted her support for health care affordability, using the backdrop of a pumpkin farm in Minooka. Yesterday, the ShawMedia owned Kane County Chronicle followed up with an article, link below. This pumpkin farm is in the northeast corner of State Senator Sue Rezin’s legislative district. If one thinks the Minooka farm’s setting is purely coincidental, I’ve got a bridge to sell you. Rezin’s imminent entry into the Republican primary has Underwood nervous and taking notice.

    More proof? A tale of 2 candidates’ entry into the race. When Jim Oberweis announced his candidacy back in late February, the response from Lauren Underwood’s senior advisor Ronnie Cho, was a collective shrug:

    “Ronnie Cho, Underwood’s political advisor, did not respond directly to Oberweis’ announcement and said that ‘the congresswoman is laser focused on being with her community’ and that she’s doing exactly what she promised she would on the campaign.”

    The above was from an NBC5 Chicago article from February. A similar response was given to the Sun-Times by Cho. Contrast Cho’s response to the Oberweis challenge with the following concerning Sue Rezin:

    “‘Congresswoman Underwood has been the most responsive and pro-active member of Congress the district has ever seen,’ campaign spokesman Ronnie Cho said. ‘She’s not distracted by petty comments criticizing her leadership, especially by someone who doesn’t live in the 14th District.’”

    Cho responded with a “dig” of Rezin for her not living in the district in the above article from WCIA article published last week. Combined with the gas tax hike criticism Jim Oberweis’ campaign launched last Thursday with the fact Rezin hasn’t formally entered the race, and a frontrunner in the 14th has emerged Sue Rezin. Rezin had around $335,000 in her state senate campaign account, which cannot be transferred into a federal race. If Rezin shows similar fundraising at the federal level by the end of the 3rd quarter, she will be formidable next year.

    Kane County Chronicle link: https://www.kcchronicle.com/2019/06/17/underwood-speaks-on-health-care-affordability-at-minooka-pumpkin-farm/a5rsmbe
    NBC5 link: https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/jim-oberweis-to-run-against-lauren-underwood-in-2020-race-506178821.html
    Sun-Times link: https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/2/19/18327792/oberweis-trying-again-for-congress-will-pour-own-money-into-underwood-challenge
    WCIA Link: https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/capitol-news/rezin-mulls-2020-run-against-underwood

    Jim Oberweis’ “token white male” Email; Is Age Catching up to Oberweis?

    Last month, Jim Oberweis sent an email where he described himself as a “token white male”. Today’s CapitolFax reported the contents, and a response from Jim Oberweis, which can be seen at the link below.

    Reading that email, with multiple errors, most notably the spelling of Senator Dick Durbin’s last name, one must wonder if Oberweis’ age, now 73 as of June 10, is catching up with him. Yesterday, President Trump made similar observations of both Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, and CBN Founder Pat Robertson made a similar observation about Biden, too.

    Yet combine this email from Oberweis, the issue with checking the wrong box back in February when filing the FEC paperwork, and Oberweis’ campaign staff publishing false information that Oberweis voted against the gas tax hike, and one has to wonder if Oberweis needs to, as 14th congressional district blogger Jeff Ward told me in a comment:

    “Sadly, I am very aware of that email. Jim [Oberweis] really needs to stop running!”:

    CapitolFax link: https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/20/oberweis-apologizes-for-token-white-male-email

    Democrats Boast of Raising $8.85 Million in May

    With FEC 2nd Quarter Campaign Fundraising Reports due early next month, the following was released this afternoon from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). A reminder, the DCCC May numbers included the big-dollar donor event attended by Lauren Underwood on May 30 in southern California:

    Raising $8.85M, DCCC Doubles Best Previous Presidential Cycle Off-Year May
    THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2019

    Small dollar donors continue to power fundraising success, with average online gift of $17

    Today the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced it raised an historic $8.85 million in May, doubling May of 2015 and outpacing any previous Presidential cycle off-year May in DCCC history.

    This announcement follows the DCCC outraising the NRCC in April, $7.85M to $5.49M, as well as in the first quarter of 2019, $32.45M to $25.1M. The DCCC’s May fundraising success is anchored by $4.5 million in small dollar contributions, with an average online gift of $17. This continues the trend of grassroots support, online, on the phones, and through the mail powering the DCCC’s work to protect and expand the most diverse Majority in American history.

    “We know that a Democratically controlled House is the only firewall against the recklessness of President Trump and Washington Republicans,” said DCCC Chairwoman Cheri Bustos. “And from the incredible support of folks at the grassroots, it’s clear people across the country share our understanding that we can’t waste a moment defending and expanding the most diverse Majority in American history. Because folks at the grassroots have our backs, we’ve been able to make early field investments across our offensive and defensive battlefields, expand the map deep into Texas, and keep Washington Republicans on their heels.”

    Since the start of 2019, the DCCC has launched:

    An Offensive Battlefield of 33 GOP-held seats – Chairwoman Bustos believes the best defense is a strong offense which is why the DCCC began the 2019 by taking the fight to the Washington Republicans.

    The Democratic Frontline Program – With a House majority for the first time since 2010, building a modern Frontline program from the ground up was a top priority for the DCCC early this year. This year the DCCC has elevated 44 Democratic Members of Congress to participate in our Frontline program.

    March Forward – In an early boots-on-the-ground effort, the DCCC launched a new program to train and hire 60 grassroots field managers in dozens of communities across America.

    DCCC:Texas – With six targeted GOP-held seats in the Lone Star State, the DCCC made a bold move to put a new headquarters in Austin with eight senior staffers.

    And The Media Wins The 11th Annual Congressional Womens Softball Game Benefitting Cancer Research

    The final score was “Bad News Babes” 10, “Team Congress” 3. Chicago Sun-Times D.C. Bureau chief Lynn Sweet happily tweeted the result, given she played in the rout. Congresswoman Underwood also tweeted being at the game, though she did not play.

    Now, if the media could have scored one more run, making the final 11-3, and the defeat score matching the date of the 2020 general election would have sent an interesting message to Underwood’s re-election prospects. Just a thought.

    It’s all for a good cause.


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