It’s the first weekend to legally circulate candidate petitions for the 2020 primary, and as it’s a primary election, all candidates must run under an established political party, as defined by the laws of the state of Illinois, hence the “Party Time!” in the article title.
But thanks to entertainment being provided in Twitter by Congresswoman Underwood and volunteers for some of the Republican candidates for IL-14, I got a great laugh, and this classic artwork in the 1988 Doctor Who 25th anniversary calendar of the 4th Doctor portrayed by actor Tom “The Bohemian” Baker from 1974 through 1981, came to mind, because the Twitter exchange made me laugh as hard as the Doctor is in the image. It all started with this Tweet from Congresswoman Lauren Underwood’s campaign Twitter:
Then a response from a volunteer for IL-14 Republican candidate Jim Oberweis in reply to the Lauren Underwood tweet.
And then, the response that put me in stitches, from Catalina Lauf supporter Matt Walker, using the Twitter ID abogadomatt (Lawyer Matt)).
Here is the translation of the Spanish tweet:
“If we want to defeat Underwood, we need a candidate that represents ALL the people in #IL14. Oberweis is a candidate of the past [sleeping emoticon]. Catalina is THE CANDIDATE OF THE FUTURE. [wide awake excited emoticon, #yes we can, etc]”
Welcome to Campaign 2020 for the Republican nomination for Congress in the IL-14. UPDATE: Late Friday night, Republican IL-14 candidate James Marter posted on Facebook.
Among the pics in the Facebook photo collage in last night’s post from the Sandwich Fair in DeKalb County, we see whose image Marter and his wife are standing with for the upcoming campaign. It was a real party/festive atmosphere last night in Sandwich, as the remainder of the collage will point out.
Above the President’s left shoulder is a pic and partial signage of one of the 2 IL-14 candidates who had a presence last night in Sandwich, Sue Rezin. The other candidate presence last night, that made Marter’s collage, was Jim Oberweis, in a different pic.
Apart from the Marter Facebook post, none of the IL-14 candidates gave details for activities this weekend through social media apart from Underwood, though all have asked for help to gather petition signatures. Voters interested in helping the Republicans should contact any of the respective campaigns.
Underwood’s campaign is doing a Day of Action today in Woodstock, per the ad below:
Those interested in volunteering for Underwood’s Day of Action will need to signup through her campaign’s website. In addition to Woodstock, Underwood’s campaign will have 2 other sites in IL-14 on Saturday, in St. Charles and in Oswego.
UPDATE: Oberweis Campaign Communication to Volunteers in McHenry County
An email from Jim Oberweis’ campaign manager sent last night with schedule of activities in St. Charles and Johnsburg.
Greetings McHenry Co Precinct Committee Members,
Petition season is finally here and we are gearing up to hit our goals.
The campaign will be having weekend walks scheduled all over the district every Saturday by our excellent field team. Precinct Committeemen will have many opportunities with us: pairing up so they do not have to walk alone, getting current door to door walking sheets, and access to many other social gatherings we will be engaged in.
We have a lot of exciting things happening this weekend.
Saturday, Sept 7: We will be having a petition gathering walk scheduled out of our St. Charles campaign HQ ( 1700 Lincoln Highway St. Charles, IL) from Noon to 3pm. This will be a reoccurring event until we meet our petition signature goals. We have clipboards and petitions already printed out.
Sunday, Sept 8: SAUFEN UND SPIEL PARADE in Johnsburg, IL
11:00 A.M. LINE UP STARTS AT SUNNYSIDE PARK OFF OF CHANNEL BEACH AVE.
12:00 P.M. PARADE BEGINS
12:30 TO 1:00 P.M. PARADE ENDS AT THE MEMORIAL HALL & GROUNDS
Thank you for all of your help. Oberweis Campaign.