Do Committeemen Make a Difference?

Here’s an analysis that looks at whether Republican Precinct Committeemen in McHenry County as a whole made a difference in campaigns. Conclusions? U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis did better with a committeeman. Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner did worse with a … Continue reading

Jim Oberweis Coming to GOP Fundraiser Tonight

State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is not the only headliner coming to the Republican Party’s fundraiser tonight. U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis will also be there. The new Republican State Party Chairman, Tim Schneider, will also be in attendance. It … Continue reading

Dick Durbin Gets a Crystal Lake Photo Op

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin came to Crystal Lake Thursday. As I drove to his McHenry County College appearance, I saw Oberweis yard signs along Route 14. Ostensibly, Durbin was here to tour the next robotics lab at McHenry County College. … Continue reading

Family PAC Cruise Features Allen West

During the two years after the Tea Party election of 2010, two spokesmen arose. One was McHenry County Congressman Joe Walsh. (His wife Helene was present; Walsh was on his WIND talk show.) The other was southeast Florida Congressman Allen … Continue reading

Paul Schimpf, GOP Candidate against Lisa Madigan, Speaks in Crystal Lake

Retired Marine lawyer Paul Schimpf spoke to the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee at McHenry County Republican Headquarters in the Crystal Lake Plaza last night. Schimpf was the advisor to the Iraqi attorneys who prosecuted Saddam Hussein. His best line … Continue reading

Republicans Dominate CL Indpendence Day Parade – Part 2

When we left Crystal Lake’s 4th of July Parade, the Crystal Lake Public Library entry had just passed. Next up was Congressman Peter Roskam. His wife Elizabeth was holding up one of his yard signs. Bruce Rauner’s and Randy Hultgren’s … Continue reading

Republicans Dominate CL Indpendence Day Parade – Part 1

Readers know that my primary reason for attending parades is to look out for political implications. But what gave me the biggest kick was the Crystal Lake Strikers playing “Wipe Out” in front of the First United Methodist Church. There … Continue reading

State Chairman Addresses McHenry County Republicans

Tim Schneider, the new Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party revved up the troops, Tuesday night at the Woodstock VFW. Stan Bond, the State Central Committeeman from the 14th Congressional District (Randy Hultgren’s) and Brian Colgan, Peter Roskam’s 6th District Committeeman … Continue reading