Confirmation Oberweis will not be at Batavia forum, campaign confirms polling shows he’s the man to beat for the nomination
“Our polling last fall showed Jim Oberweis as the clear front runner.
“Since that poll has been taken, Jim Oberweis has dropped two newspaper mailers, began running ads on cable and put together an experienced grassroots field team, opened two campaign offices and has received the endorsements from the Lake County Republicans, Winfield Township Republicans, Lake County Right to Life and Citizens for Life Federal PAC.
“Jim Oberweis is still the front runner in this race and not-so-veiled hit pieces from Ted Gradel or Jane Austen-length-newspapers from Sue Rezin has changed that.”Jim 2020 Campaign spokesperson
Additionally, the Oberweis campaign confirmed the candidate will miss the Batavia candidates’ forum tomorrow night, hosted by the League of Women Voters:
“As to the LWV event – Jim has long scheduled events that conflict with their forum.”Jim 2020 Campaign spokesperson
McHenry County Blog note: Therefore, it’s confirmed that at least one of the three candidates whom Daily Herald reporter James Fuller tweeted over the weekend will not be in attendance at the Batavia candidates’ forum is Jim Oberweis.
Additionally, Crain’s Chicago Business published an article from Greg Hinz which would confirm the race is a 2-person race at the end of January: