From Former Quigley ‘supporter:
6th & 14th Congressional District Updates 7/19/19
Anthony Catella Pays Visit and Posts a Comment on Civil War Article
Congressional Candidate Anthony Catella stopped by McHenry County Blog on Thursday, and responded to a couple of comments in the July 3rd update on the Civil War reenactments.
His comments are shared in today’s update since the July 3rd article where they were posted is over 2 weeks old.
In the “On Racism” article posted on July 4th, I shared an observation that of all of the candidates running for Congress in the 14th district, Mr. Catella is the only one talking about justice, “Order with Justice under Law” to be specific.
It is hoped in the coming days as the campaign continues through the summer that Mr. Catella will expand upon that point of justice even further, beyond his announcement video from March.
In light of the terrible events in DC and around the country concerning wrongful tweets from not only President Trump but from Democrats in Congress, and very disturbing chants at a presidential campaign rally in North Carolina, all of us need to look into the mirror and ask ourselves, “how can I do better?”
Jeanne Ives Enters the 6th District Congressional District Race
Former gubernatorial candidate Jeanne Ives took the first step to formally enter the 6th congressional district race on Thursday by submitting a statement of candidacy to the Federal Elections Commission (FEC).
She told the Daily Herald that she would be rolling out her campaign in the coming days.
With the 6th congressional district race now a contested Republican primary, maybe both candidates can roll-out their positions on issues in the upcoming campaign.
While Evelyn Sanguinetti launched her campaign three months ago, she has still posted no issues on her campaign’s web site, just a list of endorsements and bio.
In the Herald article, Congressman Casten’s campaign said the congressman will be focusing on issues, including “reducing taxes”.
Here’s what both women should do as they launch their campaigns — shoot down Congressman Casten’s attempt to, from his view, reduce taxes with his co-sponsorship of Congresswoman Lauren Underwood’s legislation,
H.R. 1757. And feel free to use Wednesday’s article here on McHenry County Blog to help you. It would be nice if the 14th district Republican candidates did the same on H.R. 1757.
- Daily erald Link: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190718/federal-filing-ives-seeking-castens-us-house-seat
- McHenry County Blog Link: http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/17/jack-franks-among-seven-local-leaders-underwood-using-to-pass-h-r-1757
She Must Be the Frontrunner Among 14th District GOP Candidates — Sue Rezin Takes Another Shot
State Senator Sue Rezin has drawn criticism, by name or veiled, from Jim Oberweis, James Marter, Lauren Underwood’s senior adviser and now Illinois Family Action’s David E. Smith.
Earlier this year, Smith co-signed an open letter to prospective candidate Allen Skillicorn encouraging him to pursue the 14th district seat.
Voters can read Mr. Smith’s opinion at the link below at their leisure.
Here’s some unbiased observations of Smith’s opinion piece that was published Thursday morning.
Smith’s opinion piece, in addressing who the candidates are in the 14th district Republican primary field, dismisses Ted Gradel, Danny Malouf and Anthony Catella as “two other lesser known candidates”.
Gradel leads fundraising through 2nd quarter FEC filings based on contributions from donors only, without factoring-in loans the candidates have given themselves for their campaigns.
Anthony Catella is a U.S. Army veteran, and a former Catholic priest.
One would think a pro-family activist like Smith would respect and acknowledge a man by name who served his country in the Army and served God in the priesthood, but he chose to attempt to relegate him as “lesser known” and without naming him.
Finally, a discerning reader will quickly see Smith’s letter for what it is because he brings up two points that are at best weak, but actually non-factors.
It criticizes Rezin on a procedural vote, and on a vote where she did vote the way Smith’s group wanted.
Voters are encouraged to read informed opinions about all of the candidates, and are strongly encouraged to be discerning.
Over a lifetime of involvement in electoral politics, something I learned early is to respect the intelligence of voters in order to judge for themselves whom to support.
Always use discernment, no matter the source.
- Illinois Family Action Link: https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2019/07/a-non-starter-in-the-14th-congressional-district
Oberweis Abroad in Kenya
State Senator Jim Oberweis and family with U.S. Ambassador to Kenya (and former State Senator) Kyle McCarter at the American embassy in Nairobi. Photo posted on Oberweis’ campaign Facebook page yesterday.