The most interesting political development at the Resurrection Center Pro-Life Victory PAC Pig Roast was the appearance of Dave Bachmann, Democratic Party candidate for McHenry County Coroner.
Bachmann was even allowed to give a speech like the other statewide (actual and potential), legislative and countywide candidates.
The others were all Republicans.
Bachmann’s was the last speech and a lot of people had left, but my impression was that it was well received.
Bachmann repeated the personal story that was first published here on McHenry County Blog.
For those of you who have not followed the details of Bachmann’s campaign, here are articles (most of which contain content from his keyboard):
October 20, 2007 Dave Bachmann Running for County Coroner as a Democrat
October 21, 2007 Dave Bachmann, Democratic Party Candidate for Coroner, Gives Personal Background, Goals for Office
October 31, 2007 Dave Backmann Files to Oppose Coroner Marlene Lantzz
February 07, 2008 Republican Marlene Lantz Got Less Primary Votes Than Democrat Dave Bachmann
February 08, 2008 Something Marlene Lantz Does Not Understand
February 20, 2008 Part 1 – Democrat Coroner Candidate and Cancer Survivor Dave Bachmann Bases Campaign on Cancer Awareness
February 21, 2008 Part 2 – Democrat Coroner Candidate and Cancer Survivor Dave Bachmann Bases Campaign on Cancer Awareness
February 22, 2008 Part 3 – Democrat Coroner Candidate and Cancer Survivor Dave Bachmann Bases Campaign on Cancer Awareness
February 24, 2008 Part 4 – Democrat Coroner Candidate and Cancer Survivor Dave Bachmann Bases Campaign on Cancer Awareness
February 24, 2008 Part 5 – Democrat Coroner Candidate and Cancer Survivor Dave Bachmann Bases Campaign on Cancer Awareness
April 12, 2008 So What Does a Coroner Do?
April 13, 2008 Dem Coroner Candidate Dave Bachmann Questions Incumbent Marlene Lantz Lack of Role in “Angel of Death” Nursing Home Deaths and More Prosaic Questions
April 14, 2008 Democrat Dave Bachmann Questions Marlene Lantz’ Role in Woodstock Residence Nursing Home Death Probe
April 20, 2008 Marlene Lantz Called in “Angel of Death” Case
May 01, 2008 McHenry County Coroner Marlene Lantz Employees Want a Union
May 11, 2008 Part 1 – Some Internet Campaigning for McHenry County Coroner
May 12, 2008 Part 2 – Some Internet Campaigning for McHenry County Coroner
May 13, 2008 Part 3 – Some Internet Campaigning for McHenry County Coroner
May 30, 2008 Dave Bachmann Issues Statement in Coroner’s Race Against Marlene Lantz
June 12, 2008 Dave Bachmann Re-Emphasizes Early Plank in Coroner’s Run
28-year GOP incumbent coroner Marlene Lantz did not attend the pro-life event.
As I have stated periodically, McHenry County Blog will publish any candidate’s press release or statement.
That’s what the Crystal Lake Herald, Woodstock Sentinel, McHenry Plain Dealer, Marengo Republican, Harvard Herald, River Valley Clarion, Richardson’s Publications, etc., did in the past.
My goal is to allow candidates to speak directly to voters…the way they used to be able to in newspapers.
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In the photograph on top, Dave Bachmann can be seen conversing with McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi, McHenry County pro-life godmother Irene Napier and Lake County’s 59th district GOP candidate for state representative, Dan Sugrue.
The head shot is of Dave Bachmann speaking.
The next group shot is similar to the one on top, except from a different angle. From front left to right around the circle are Bonnie Quirke, Dan Sugrue, Lou Bianchi, Dave Bachmann, Fred Wickham, Lynn Wickham and, with her back to the camera, Irene Napier.
Dave Bachmann met Paul Weyna, a high school classmate from Crystal Lake Community High School, who was taking pictures, too. Paul’s father, Phil, was there, too.
As the Republican speakers gave their pitches, Bachmann sat listening, as can be seen in the next photo.
Dr. Steve Sauerberg, the GOP candidate for U.S. Senate against Dick Durbin spoke, as did Joe Birkett, the man in the next photograph. He is thinking about running for statewide office for a third time.
State Rep. McHenry County Republican County Chairman Mike Tryon spoke, as did McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi and 8th congressional district candidate Steve Greenberg. You can see Greenberg pointing proudly to his family, who appear at the bottom of this explanation of the pictures.
Next is Dan Duffy, who is running for an open state senate seat being vacated by State Senator Bill Peterson.
Finally, Dan Sugrue can be seen with his daughter Vivian at his side. I missed getting a photo of a great leg hug.
All photographs can be enlarged by clicking on them.