16th District State Central Committee Candidate Aaron Del Mar Featured in Sun-Times Divorce Article

Yesterday, I wrote of the candidates seeking to be elected to the ruling body of the Illinois Republican Party.  (See here and here.) It’s called the Illinois State Central Committee. Its members are called State Central Committeemen. Every precinct committeeman, … Continue reading

Mark Stern Seeks 6th District State Central Committeeman Post

The battle for the post of Republican State Central Committeeman is on. In the 6th District, represented in Congress by Peter Roskam, DuPage County Precinct Committeeman Mark Stern has has sent the following email to those who have a vote … Continue reading

Bruce Rauner & Evelyn Sanguinetti Speak to Crowd at Fox River Grove Panera

GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner and his Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti spoke to folks gathered at Panera in Fox River Grove on Saturday afternoon. The meeting was inspired by 18-year old Precinct Committeeman candidate Jenna Wing, moderator Andrew Gasser said. … Continue reading

“We Need to Infiltrate the Republican Party,” Joe Walsh Says – Part 4

Former Congressman Joe Walsh got around to practical politics in the concluding part of his Town Hall Meeting at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake last Saturday. “We need to infiltrate the Republican Party,” Walsh said. “Run for Precinct Committeeman.” … Continue reading

Joe Walsh Comes Out of the Closet, Compares Republicans to Whigs – Part 3

OK. We’ve taken care of the coming out of the closet part of the headline.  Today the Whigs enter the story. Let’s see what else former Congressman and now-WIND talk show host had to say in Crystal Lake on Saturday. … Continue reading

Survey of Republican Primary Voters Shows Rutherford with Strong Lead

Remember that poll I wrote about getting yesterday? Turns out it was not from a candidate. The “Mark” recorded the questions for Battleground Polling. Here are some results. Looking at the 2014 Illinois Republican Party candidates for Governor, who would … Continue reading

Republicans Carry Two of Three Grafton Township Executive Offices, Lose Supervisor and Board Majority to Restore Grafton Township Slate

The fractured Republican Party in Grafton Township manged to elect its Chairman Tom Poznanski Road Commissioner and Al Zielinski Assessor, but failed to get enough votes to put three-way GOP primary winner Pam Fender in office. Independent Jim Kearns got … Continue reading

Correction: Woodstock’s Frank Wedig NOT Leaving Green Party, but Running for Dorr Township Trustee

When I asked who was running for what in Dorr Township, I failed to ask if all the Trustee candidates were running as Republicans. My mind was so fixated on the Republican primaries in the townships with over 15,000 population … Continue reading