Head of Republican Party Endorses “Real” Republicans

Three years ago insurgent Republicans captured control of both the McHenry County Republican Central Committee and the McHenry Township Republican Central Committee. This year remnants of the prior regime, still holding office in McHenry Township failed to obtain the GOP … Continue reading

Presidential Debate Party at Johnsburg Moose

McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Sandra Salgado is inviting folks to the Johnsburg Moose Lodge to watch the Presidential Debate on Monday. Below is her message: Please join me and the rest of the McHenry County Republican Party for a … 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

Foglia Sents Checks to Republicans

The man who built Sage Products and his wife are writing some big checks to McHenry County Republicans. Here’s what shows up for the fall election: $10,000 – Republican Central Committee of McHenry County $10,800 – Committee for Michael Walkup … 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

Pols on Parade in McHenry – Part 2

Yesterday, I told you most of what happened to me before the parade (one surprise to come later). Today, let’s look at the politicians courting voters in the McHenry Fiesta Days Parade. I had to walk through these poms each … Continue reading

2016 Republican Primary Votes by Precinct

What follows was what appeared on the McHenry County Clerk’s web site. It tells the precinct name, the name of the elected Republican Precinct Committeeman (at least 10 votes are required for write-in candidates), the number of Republican votes cast … Continue reading

GOP Precinct Committeemen Collect Candidate Literature

With temperatures predicted to be closer to 50 degrees than zero next weekend and early voting having begun, people in precincts where Republican Committeemen actually go door-to-door might find someone knocking on their doors next weekend. This past weekend, they … Continue reading

The Crowded Republican Christmas Party

OK, so this is way late. But the night of the McHenry County Republican Christmas Party had two events. That night there was the Christmas party at McHenry’s Marzano’s on Route 31 and a rock em, sock em, meeting of … Continue reading

Republican Women Contribute to Central Committee

Looking at campaign finance reports, I found a contribution from the Grundy County Republican Women to the Grundy County Republican Central Committee: In the last three quarters, I found no campaign contributions from the Republican Women’s Club of McHenry County, … Continue reading

CL’s Independence Day Parade – 3

More of the Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade. The Republican Party float followed the Walsh Freedom walkers. Many of those on and around it were also followers of Walsh. Tailing the Republicans was McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller. The … Continue reading

GOP Holding After Election Party April 16th

Although there are no partisan races on the ballot on April 7th, Republican Precinct Committeemen are distributing literature for various candidates. One of the goals of newly-elected Chairman Sande Salgado is to encourage participation in all elections. Here is her … Continue reading

Recent GOP Committeemen Appointments

It’s been a while since I looked for new appointees to the McHenry County Republican Central Committee by new-elected Chairman Sandy Salgado. Here’s what I found: ALGONQUIN 3 – Mickey Barnas (Resigned 7/27/14) ALGONQUIN 3 – Nate Gainer (Appt 7/27/14) … Continue reading

Republican Party’s Fourth Quarter Finances

In the run up to the fall election, the McHenry County Republican Party spent $33,708.29 to elect its candidates. On October 1st, he GOP started with $37,876.24. $7,550 was donated during the last three months of the year. $33,708.29 was spent … Continue reading

Lt. Gov. Speaking to Lincoln Day Dinner Feb. 21st

Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti will headline the McHenry County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day festivities at the Holiday Inn on Saturday, February 21st. The dinner will start at 6:30. With Republican Precinct Committeemen taking a more active role in local elections than … Continue reading

GOP Christmas Party Wednesday Night at CL’s Cottage

The McHenry County Republican Party is throwing a party in Crystal Lake on Wednesday, December 17th, from 7-9. It will be held at The Cottage, located where the five streets come together.  (The official address is 6 E. Crystal Lake … Continue reading