Three hours away from the start of the debate at 6:45PM CST at McHenry County College, Luecht Auditorium
Need some reading material while waiting for the start of the debate?
The Chicago Sun-Times has begun publishing 14th congressional district candidates’ questionnaires responses. Of the seven candidates, four were published this morning and are accessible via the links below:
- Jerry Evans: https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/22/21063153/jerry-evans-congress-14th-district-republican-primary-candidate-2020-election-house-rep
- Ted Gradel: https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/22/21062971/ted-gradel-congress-14th-district-republican-primary-candidate-2020-election-house-rep
- James Marter: https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/22/21062693/james-marter-congress-14th-district-democratic-primary-candidate-2020-election-house-rep
- Jim Oberweis: https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/22/21075186/jim-oberweis-congress-14th-district-republican-candidate-2020-primary-election-house-rep
As of 1:30PM CST, the questionnaires of Anthony Catella, Catalina Lauf and Sue Rezin had not yet been posted.
OBSERVATION: Jerry Evans’ questionnaire stands out from the three Baby Boomers’ questionnaires because of its uniqueness of the responses. Generational perspective of the Millennial Evans does produce different outlooks on the issues and on general questions.
Evans is 36, born in late 1983 in Cleveland.
For example, the Sun-Times asked the candidates:
What historical figure from Illinois, other than Abraham Lincoln (because everybody’s big on Abe), do you most admire or draw inspiration from? Please explain.Sun-Times Questionnaire question
Gradel, Marter and Oberweis all said Ronald Reagan.
Evans said Wheaton College founder Jeremy Blanchard and explains why he stands out to him.
Subtle differences found with other questions.
UPDATE: Chicago Tribune editorial board interviewed all candidates this morning.
The Chicago Tribune interviewed all seven candidates today.
The first real debate took place behind closed doors this morning.
First public debate a little over three hours away.
If any video of the editorial board interview is released, it will be posted.