Melissa Denker Off, Will Parker & Jenna Wing On the Ballot for Republican Precinct Committeeman

Hearings by the McHenry County Officers Electoral Board were held on four challenges to Republican Precinct Committeeman petitions on Tuesday. In Dunham Township, the two candidates challenged each other’s petition legitimacy. The first was a challenge to incumbent Melissa Denker’s … Continue reading

Four Challenges to GOP Precinct Committeeman Candidates

Four challenges of petitions of people running for Republican Precinct Committeeman have been filed. Two are in one precinct, Dunham Township.  Dunham Township had not had a committeeman for years until Melissa Denker decided to run there. Now, William R. … 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

Slate Makes Itself Know in Algonquin Township

The long-rumored slate of Dan Shea Lowell Cutsforth Neils Kruse Bill Bligh popped up on some lawns recently. Shea and Cutsforth are currently on the Algonquin Township Board. Both voted to raise township salaries and, with the help of a … Continue reading

Vice Presidential Debate Watching Party at CL GOP Headquarters Tuesday Night

The McHenry County Republican Party invites folks to view the Paul Ryan-Joe Biden television debate at the fall campaign headquarters in the Crystal Lake Plaza. “You are invited to our second in a series of debate watching parties this Thursday, … Continue reading

Attempt to Woo Ron Paul Supporters Takes a Hit in McHenry County

Mark Widhalm, a Delegate candidate for Ron Paul’s Presidential campaign, ran for Republican Precinct Committeeman in McHenry 3 as a write-in. He didn’t win, but was appointed to the spot. Now he has resigned. His resignation letter appears below: Mike … Continue reading

Political Parties at the McHenry County Fair

There were three political party booths at the McHenry County Fair: Republicans Democrats Libertarians Sometimes the Republican Party booth was manned (or womaned, as is the case above). Sometimes it wasn’t. No indication that there is a Presidential election this … Continue reading