IL-06/IL-14: DCCC Opens “Battlestation St. Charles” Office to Defend Sean Casten and Lauren Underwood, Who May be Elevated to House Leadership

Lauren Underwood
Sean Casten

Face the truth, everyone.

The truth is both Lauren Underwood and Sean Casten will be tough to beat in 2020.

And given it’s a presidential election year, Republicans in Illinois have not flipped a congressional seat with an incumbent Democrat seeking reelection in a presidential election since the 1992 flipping of the then 16th congressional district against a freshman Democrat.

And the Republicans had the aid of a rematch and a freshly Republican-drawn map to pull that one off.

And the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is taking no chances. The McHenry County Democratic Party’s website is advertising the grand opening of the DCCC’s headquarters on Saturday.

The open house is scheduled for Saturday through March Forward-Illinois. Here is their advertising for Saturday’s event.

And in case you are wondering, that location in eastern St. Charles across IL Highway 64 from the Charlestowne Mall is central to both districts.

Back on September 11, McHenry County Blog published an article announcing Lauren Underwood’s campaign had chosen St. Charles for its headquarters, and Underwood’s campaign was at a temporary location in western St. Charles.

Now we know where the permanent headquarters is, and as told on September 11, Underwood’s campaign will be opening satellite offices across the district next year.

The Republican nomination is all but decided in the 6th district, unless Dr. Jay Kinzler can do something very remarkable apart from getting onto the primary ballot. Most people already assume a Jeanne Ives-Sean Casten showdown in the 6th next year.

But the 14th district Republican nomination is far from settled.

Eight candidates, and possibly more, are seeking to challenge Lauren Underwood next year, and as the number 1 rule from the old Highlander TV series from the 1990s says, “in the end, there can be only one.

Yes, there was that sham endorsement by the Lake County Republican Party’s executive committee, but as Evelyn Sanguinetti learned the hard way earlier this year, endorsements by themselves are meaningless.

Since last month, McHenry County Blog has applied metrics and narrowed Republican field to 4. That can change if any of the candidates who’ve entered the race since October 18 can make a distinguishable/tangible impact.

So far, the blog has shared its observations of strengths and opportunities of Jim Oberweis and Catalina Lauf.

The similar treatments of Sue Rezin and Ted Gradel are being finalized and all should be published by the middle of this month.

And we will continue to be thorough.

We’re not here to tickle ears, but to tell the truth.

And concerning Sue Rezin, here’s something available for public viewing as of this morning. Rezin’s Financial Disclosure statement. She filed it late yesterday a day ahead of her extension’s deadline:

For those attending tonight’s WideAwake: Socialism Not Now, Not Ever event where at least six of the eight candidates have confirmed they will be attending, don’t go easy on any of them.

Republican primary voters in the 14th have a huge decision to make, and as discussed in detail in today’s POLITICO Illinois Playbook, Lauren Underwood is under serious consideration to replace Katie Hill as the Democratic freshmen co-president in the House Leadership of Speaker Nancy Pelosi:


IL-06/IL-14: DCCC Opens “Battlestation St. Charles” Office to Defend Sean Casten and Lauren Underwood, Who May be Elevated to House Leadership — 15 Comments

  1. This shows the DCCC is willing to go to war to defend these seats.

    The question is how much is the NRCC going to match this.

    The NRCC thinks the 6th is a lost cause because Jeanne won’t be able to win a general.

    I think if Oberweis wins the primary they probably won’t spend much in 14 either and will look at more winnable races across the country.

    If Rezin, Gradel, Lauf win the primary look for NRCC to spend a lot to take back this seat.

  2. Adding…. Holy heck Rezin is loaded.

    Look at the PFD.

    I knew she was well off but WOW.

    You know the NRCC is hoping it’s Rezin or Gradel, candidates that can self finance who aren’t perennial losers.

  3. If you want to go to that ‘Battlestation’ and be randomly murdered in a hail of Campaign Literature, by some psychotic Democrat loner cultist.

    Go ahead, it’s your funeral.

  4. How come? I was almost certain this sunshine blog and its illustrious legion of sunshine commenters would single-handedly destroy both Honorable Congresswoman and accomplished nurse Lauren Underwood as well as Honorable Congressman and accomplished business man Sean Casten. This post must be mistaken. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeeeoooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww…

  5. The big question is – What will the lady be doing in Dec 2019 and beyond? What kind of job is she qualified for? Will there be any openings (entry level) in health care for persons supposedly with a nursing degree but no actual on-the-job experience in caring daily for patients?

  6. To infinity…and beyond…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeoooooooooowwwwwwwwwwww…

  7. I have been warning the followers of this blog that Trump has destroyed our party.

    This is further proof.

    Stop bringing us all down!

    Lets get back to traditional GOP and not the cult of a conman!

    Trump has ruined us.

  8. Let’s get a new party entirely. One that stands for something.

  9. Lauren Underwood does not fight for the people.

    She is a catastrophe as a Congressman.

    She snubbed the Aj Freund house during a parade. That says it all!

    And, she pushed for a fake investigation of, Donald Trump, the President of the United States. An act of “TREASON!”

    Lauren Underwood, has failed the people she is suppose to represent!

    In fact, Lauren Underwood makes a far better drag queen, than a Congressman. She at least knows how to put on the makeup required for those famous drag shows!

  10. “In fact, Lauren Underwood makes a far better drag queen, than a Congressman. She at least knows how to put on the makeup required for those famous drag shows”! See? It is beyond reasonable doubt republikkklans in this blog are color blind, LGBTQ friendly. The problem is with the progressives…stay tuned…361 days…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeeeoooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww…

  11. Lauren supported the phony impeachment nonsense promulgated by Pelosi and grand liar Schiff.

    This lady merely falls in line and follows the orders of Pelosi as do all other Democrats in the House of Representatives including the imbecilic Maxine Waters.

    This goofball called for impeachment when Trump was inaugurated.

  12. Pelosi is a thorn in everyone’s a…..s!

    Might ad she makes an unusually good “CON ARTIST!” Problem is, those Democrats like to follow the leader!

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