The first congressional debate is in the books.
Many readers of McHenry County Blog attended tonight.
So what did you think?
Which candidate won?
Which candidate did well?
After the just-over two hours debate was over, here were my initial impressions:
Update #4: JUDGE FOR YOURSELF — Full Debate Video
On a scale of A, B or C, how would you grade the seven candidates? Clearly, my “A” performance goes to Jim Oberweis for the reason cited in the tweet.
Like to hear what those who attended the debate in person saw of all the candidates, and assign your score with a brief reason for why.
I’ve set up a Twitter poll that runs through tonight, with the three candidates whom I think were the top 3, and the remaining four comprising an “other” selection (Twitter only limits to 4 choices):
Will post more detailed article later.
Daily Herald link:
Update #2: Jerry Evans Statement
Late last night, the Jerry Evans campaign issued the following statement:
“I’m thankful for the opportunity to share my message with voters in McHenry County.
“I want voters to know what they are getting when they cast my name in the ballot box in March.
“Voters deserve transparency and I hope they found that tonight.
“I’m here to be bold, stand up for life, lower taxes, and show my support for President Trump.”Jerry Evans statement post-debate 1/22/20
Added his campaign spokesperson:
”Jerry Evans has a winning message that resonates with the voters of the District, along with the fact that he is best suited to take on Lauren Underwood in November.
“Tonight was the first real chance for voters to evaluate the candidates based on viability and charisma.”Campaign spokesperson post-debate 1/22/20
There is a growing consensus Evans may have had a breakout performance last night. What do you think?
Update #3: Was this an Oberweis gaffe or was he being thorough on Social Security?
Kristin Davison of Axiom Strategies, the lead consultant for Catalina Lauf, tweeted the following video clip of Jim Oberweis’ response to Social Security insolvency.
View the video, and do you agree with Lauf campaign message of tweet?
Judge for yourself and say what you think in comments: