Behind the Sheriff’s display in the air conditioned building was the exhibit of the McHenry County Republican Party.
Circling back I found that I had missed a verbal altercation between State Senator Sue Rezin and James Marter. Both are candidates for the Republican nominatiion for the 14th congressional district to run against Loren Underwood.
In the corner of the building was a booth for Obeweis Dairy.
Not overtly political, but it couldn’t hurt 14th congressional district aspirant Jim Oberweis’ name identification.
Almost across from the Republican Party booth was one featuring Tonya Franklin. Franklin, you may remember, was more than willing to run against Jack Franks for State Representative in 2012, but received a thumbs down from then-GOP Chairman Mike Tryon.
Sure to prompt smart remarks is this photo of a medical dummy wearing a Donald Trump “Make American Great Again” hat.
Also inside Franklin’s enclosure, along with gun safety rules, was a Trump 2020 banner.
Next to the Republican booth and across from Franklin’s was the exhibit of the Gideons.
Adjacent to Tonya Franklin’s gun and CPR training recruitment station was the booth for the McHenry County Citizens for Choice.
Walking to the other side of the exhibit hall, I found the McHenry County Democrats.
One of the men staffing the Democratic Party booth was attorney George Kililis. He is a true believer, having marched in both the Crystal Lake and the Algonquin parades wearing a red tee shirt saying, “Resist.”
Kililis is the one who told me that the Democrats were going to run three women for judge against the men Supreme Court Justice Robert Thomas had appointed.
Turns out one was his wife, Jeannie Riding, now passing petitions in subcircuit 3.
In my lifetime, I have never had a problem conversing with another who is interested in politics.
All such folks understand the process and can talk about it without rancor.
Standing in front of Kililis, however, I found myself being hectored for being a “racist” for a couple of minutes.
One reason he offered was that I did not wake up every morning, as he said he did, thinking about children being kept in cages at America’s southern border.
I’m not really much into national politics, because a person’s chance to have a real impact is always more at the local level, so I didn’t think of the obvious rebuttal until later–that Democratic Party Presidents were in offce when the “cages” were constructed.
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