Democratic Party Machinations

I wrote earlier of the extraordinary number of Precinct Committeemen appointments made by McHenry County Democratic Party Chairman Mike Bissett. Then, there was an outburst from Democratic Party former District 4 County Board candidate Robert Rosenberg after the last Democratic … Continue reading

Carole Cheney, the Second Democrat Who Wants to Face Off Against Peter Roskam

Yesterday, Sean Casten, what the first 6th Congressional District primary candidate to address McHenry County Democrats at McHenry County College said was presented. Today, we look at what Carole Cheney has to say. She is the former District Chief of … Continue reading

Sean Casten, Carole Cheney, Democratic Party Aspirants to Oppose Republican Peter Roskam in McHenry County

The McHenry County Democratic Central Committee heard eight candidates Wednesday night. Two seek to unseat incumbent Congressman Peter Roskam in the 6th Congressional District: Sean Casten Carole Cheney There are more Democrats running in this suburban congressional district where Hillary … Continue reading

Dem County Chairmen’s Association Endorses Pritzker, How Did McHenry County Dem Chairman Vote?

Did Michael Bissett, the Democratic Party Chairman from McHenry County, vote with the majority of his peers to endorse J.B. Pritzker for Governor? Did he even attend the meeting? After the endorsement became public, I asked him by email whom … Continue reading

Dems Gather for Blood Giving at Pleasant Valley Conservation Area

McHenry County Democrats gathered at the Pleasant Valley Conservation Area west of Lakewood on Pleasant Valley Road mid-Sunday to donate blood to Heartland Blood Centers. There were 30-40 cars in the parking lot. Party Chairman Mike Bissett reported that about … Continue reading

Democrats Fill 72 Precinct Committeeman Slots

My analysis of the information published by the McHenry County Clerk (see below) may off here or there, but what I found shows a tremendous effort on the part of the Democratic Party to build an infrastructure at the precinct level. … Continue reading

Messages the Democrats Didn’t Get Out – District 4

Showing readers what might have been sent to their mailboxes by the McHenry County Democratic Party before the election. It’s a zoned campaign pieced, designed to be delivered by the Post Office. A lot were delivered in the most rural … Continue reading

Messages the Democrats Didn’t Get Out – District 3

Continuing to show you the side of the mailing designed by the McHenry County Democratic Party, today we look at the message about District 3 County Board candidates. This piece was delivered to some households, but apparently not to many, … Continue reading

Democrats on the Crystal Lake Grade School Board

If you live in McHenry County Board District 3 or have read Democrat Diane Johnson’s campaign literature, you know she was on the Crystal Lake District 47 Elementary School Board for 18 years. I post this because there are commenters … Continue reading

McHenry County Dems Appear To Have Been Used as Conduit for Franks Money

Something that has not been seen before happened to the McHenry County Democratic Party recently. It started out October with $18,691.03 in the bank. On October 12th, $10,800 came from Chicago uber-liberal Fred Eychane. On October 17th. the Dems got … Continue reading

Kathy Bergan Schmidt Steps Up to the District 3 County Board Plate

Former McHenry County Board member Kathy Bergan Schmidt has agreed to run for the McHenry County Board in place of Kenneth Miller, who died last Friday. Schmidt served one term, but was defeated when she ran for re-election four years … Continue reading

Republicans Raise Money, Heard Candidates, Soldier

The McHenry County Republican Party held its annual fundraiser at a hanger on the north side of the Lake in the Hills Airport. It’s a low expense affair with, presumably, the hanger donated and eats and drinks provided by Crystal … Continue reading

Dems Seek to Replace District 4 County Board Candidate for Second Time

The Democratic Party Precinct Committeemen from McHenry County Board District 3 met Sunday morning at 9 at the Hidden Pearl Cafe in McHenry. The meeting was held to replace caucused candidate Patrick Arnold, who was slated in early August, but … Continue reading

Another County Board Democrat Drops Out

It wasn’t because he wasn’t willing to run. It was because he lived on the wrong side of the street of the McHenry County Board District 4 boundary line. Patrick Arnold filed his withdrawal papers on Monday. The Democrats found … Continue reading

Contributions to Democratic Party County Board Candidates

Having found big money going from Vince Foglia to Republican County Board candidates, I decided to look at what Democrats have received. Reports must be made if a candidate raises or spends $5,000, so a lot of campaigns, especially local … Continue reading

Dems Meeting Tonight in McHenry to Name County Board Replacement

Because Andrew Breen has withdrawn from the Democratic Party ballot, District 4 Precinct Committeemen have the right to replace him on the ballot. The following email came from Arne Waltmire, a man who ran for County Board there in 2014, … Continue reading

County Fair Politics and Religion

Took a swing through the McHenry County Fair this afternoon. Figured it would be cooler than tomorrow. Coming in the back door in the best air conditioned building, I spotted the McHenry County Citizens for Choice first. Across the aisle, … Continue reading

Democrats in Algonquin Parade

Yesterday Republicans in Algonquin’s Founders Day Parade were featured. Today we look at the Democrats. Behind the banner was a young man carrying a “Thank You Bernie” sign, plus one opposed to the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement being pushed by … Continue reading