14th Congressional District Candidates Forum
6:45PM – 9:00PM
McHenry County College
Overshadowed by the start of the Senate Impeachment Trial of President Trump and the growing inevitability of Jim Oberweis running away with the Republican nomination, can any of the other six challengers in the Republican primary field step up to be THE one and only alternative to Jim Oberweis?
Hosted by the McHenry County Republican Party, the 14th district-only scheduled debate (thus far) will be the McHenry County forum to see if Jerry Evans, Ted Gradel, Catalina Lauf, James Marter, Sue Rezin or Anthony Catella can meet the challenge and emerge from the rest of the pack to challenge Oberweis for the nomination.
Party leadership will release information/rules for video recording of the forum. At this point, it is not known if there will be local TV coverage, or live streaming or if video recordings from the audience will be permitted.
As details are finalized and become available, the information will be shared on the blog. The only detail that we know for certain is all seven campaigns have committed their candidate will participate on Wednesday night.
After Wednesday, the next known candidates forum will be in Batavia on January 30 hosted by the League of Women Voters, and their event will include state legislative candidates.
Given the Illinois General Assembly will be in session by then, it is unknown if State Senators Jim Oberweis or Sue Rezin will participate at the week from Thursday night Batavia event.