Update on 6th and 14th Congressional Races

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

Jeanne Ives

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.

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.

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.


Update on 6th and 14th Congressional Races — 20 Comments

  1. I guess Catella dreams USA/Humpty Dumpty can be put back together again.

    It’s a nice dream, but guess what?

    There’s no going back in a time machine.

    People like Catella will be made fast work by the Antifa thugs and a dystopian US which will put people like him in re-education camps.

    Mr. Catella, people will take you far more seriously if you can spell schizophrenic, diagnosis, etc.

    When a candidate, himself, has to take to the airwaves and proclaim he’s “not a schizophrenic (sic)’, that campaign can’t adequately fight against the likes of the Soros-funded Underweird.

  2. Sue Rezin is unfit to run as a Republican.

    Her voting record sucks.

    Some of these people just pile on and muddy the water.

  3. Stupid move of Oberweis to go to Africa during parade season/early campaigning, but that’s no great surprise.

    He’s a politically entrenched candidate more concerned with vacationing.

    He thinks his money will win his election.

  4. Leave the virtue signaling to the Dems, Tony.

    Personally I loved what Trump tweeted.

    The squalid squad hatesTrump because he loves America.

    If they ( or anyone else who) live in the US and hates it, they should leave, absolutely.

  5. A good bumper sticker for Mr. Catella: “I am not schizophrenic. I know who I am. I am a well integrated human person and I don’t need to take that uncalled for diagnosis. I am a better speller than the sunshine blogger and I am asking for your vote”. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwww…

  6. Another bumper sticker: “Let’s restore national unity by re-enacting the Civil War in every community of our great divided country every single weekend”. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwww…

  7. Casey Amos how can Mr. Trump love America while so obviously hating Americans?

    Apart from his repeated and continual attacks on any Americans who disagree with him he sure has done his fair share of bellyaching about things he hates about America. Reread his inaugural address- a/k/a the “American Carnage” rant.

    America IS great.

  8. Casey Amos, I recalled what you said in the Racism thread 2 weeks ago, and I recall my response to you. Coincidentally, Jim Oberweis’ visit to Kenya reminded me where I mentioned hearing Dr. Tony Evans teach from there for 4 days earlier this year, at Parklands Baptist Church in Nairobi.

    All that said, “virtue signaling” left to the Dems? The Democrats have fallen far short to claim any kind of high ground with everything that has happened for the past 3 1/2 weeks, and they have missed so many opportunities in the past week to be real champions for the people as they claim to be.

    Two weeks ago, you said Dr. Evans is a great leader, and his teaching on topics like we are all dealing with here is leading us to all be better, provided we choose to do so. As I said in my post on Monday, the Squad’s vision of our country is a country I would not want to be a part of. But I have faith good people will prevent that worst case from happening. Just knowing Who is really in control brings me peace and eradicates unrighteous fear.

  9. Matt Quigley was the first candidate to declare his candidacy for this seat last year.

    Quigley, who lives in the Will County portion of Naperville, is a first class American.

    He was a Navy veteran, a graduate of Annapolis, an MBA from UC and successful small business man.

    Due to family health issues, which have recently been resolved, he dropped out of the race on April 5.

    He was about the same age as Underwood, and had accomplished so much in his 32 years, including serving our country overseas while in the Navy.

  10. Oberweis would be a vast improvement over Casten.

    But the slow poke is more interested in a good time.

    HE’s got the dough to self-fund. But does he have the drive? Zeitgiest? The path to a GOP victory lies with Trump!

    I just hope Oberboy doesn’t return from his African junket with game trophies and a huge scandal like the now-abdicated Spanish King Juan Carlos.


  11. Message to Joey Kvidera:

    Are you a member of these communists, ‘Our Revolution McHenry” or did even they kick you out bc you are so unpleasant to be around?

    Your destructive issues match up!

    BTW: There’s a communist cell, funded by Soros, in McHenry County!

    Focus Issues

    Medicare for All
    LGBT Equality
    Women’s Rights
    Affordable Housing
    Racial Justice
    Climate Change
    A Living Wage
    Open Immigration


  12. Angel Llovaonna, are you Acosta’s alter ego or merely a fan of his ineptitude and South-of-the border corrupt practices?

    Yes, Mexico is a narco-state, like El Salvador and Honduras. If Mexican and Central Americans find their lown countries so deplorable they ‘must’ leave, why do they create the same problems here?

    Build the wall!

    Argentia says they won’t take a single asylum seeker from El Salvador! Are they racists, too, Devil-Angel?

    Is everybody who won’t accept your Communist ideas a racist? Didn’t your own parish priest call you a nut and you sued him?


  13. I’m glad my compassionate conservative brothers and sisters in this sunshine blog are joining the majority of the American people in support of this political agenda: I couldn’t express it more eloquently.

    “Focus Issues

    Medicare for All
    LGBT Equality
    Women’s Rights
    Affordable Housing
    Racial Justice
    Climate Change
    A Living Wage
    Open Immigration”

    The Bernie train is coming again. In 474 days our orange man-child, six times bankrupt sexual-assaulter-in-chief will be history; a very pathetic history…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwww…

  14. “Stupid move of Oberweis to go to Africa during parade season/early campaigning, but that’s no great surprise”. Was my favorite cow milker born in Africa? Please tell me this is not real…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwwww…

  15. Angel, you very well know those are just code words.

    I’m glad you are outed

  16. Code words, hmmmmmm…what is exactly the meaning of “family values”, “strong borders”, “spreading democracy”, “the rule of law”, “health care access”, “free markets”, “pull yourself up by your bootstraps”, “American exceptionalism”, “states’ rights”, “small government”, and other dog whistle beauties our compassionate conservative politicians and useful parrots voice every day? Sit back, relax, and enjoy more nonsense brought to you by the one and only sunshine blog. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwww…

  17. The purported quote from the “ourrevolution” website above is dishonest. Here is their focus statement:

    Disability Rights
    Prescription Drug Prices
    Strengthen Social Security
    Medicare for All
    Caring for Our Veterans
    LGBT Equality
    Women’s Rights
    Affordable Housing
    Racial Justice
    Climate Change
    A Living Wage
    Creating Decent Paying Jobs
    Big Money in Politics

    Disagree and debate, but don’t lie about what people with whom you disagree say.

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