Do Committeemen Make a Difference?

Here’s an analysis that looks at whether Republican Precinct Committeemen in McHenry County as a whole made a difference in campaigns. Conclusions? U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis did better with a committeeman. Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner did worse with a … Continue reading

The Taxman

If anyone were running against a tax hiker in Illinois–state or local–this would be a marvelous template.  It’s a TV ad being run by Delaware’s Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate Christine O’Donnell against Democrat Chris Coons. … Continue reading

U.S. Senate Candidate David Hoffman Coming to Woodstock Next Sunday, December 20th

I am pleased that the campaign staff of Democratic Party candidate for U.S. Senate David Hoffman has discovered that I cover Democratic Party politics in McHenry County. Although I am a Republican precinct committeeman, the intention of McHenry County Blog … Continue reading

Mentioning the Name That Shall Not Be Mentioned

The Chicago Sun-Times ran write-up of Chicago’s Inspector General David Hoffman’s candidacy for the Democratic Party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate to replace Roland Burris. At the bottom, was another article, next to which was a list of “THE FIELD.” … Continue reading

Senator Harry Reid Refers to Rod Blagojevich’s “Cloud”

You will remember that the day before Rod Blagojevich was arrested by the FBI, he let loose with this quote: “I don’t believe there’s any cloud that hangs over me. I think there’s nothing but sunshine hanging over me.” This … Continue reading

Senator Harry Reid Refers to Rod Blagojevich’s “Cloud”

You will remember that the day before Rod Blagojevich was arrested by the FBI, he let loose with this quote: “I don’t believe there’s any cloud that hangs over me. I think there’s nothing but sunshine hanging over me.” This … Continue reading

Will Jesse White Flip?

All the members of the Democratic Party machine were lined up when Governor Rod Blagojevich promoted former State Comptroller and Attorney General Roland Burris to national prominence by naming him Barack Obama’s replacement in the United States Senate. Maybe slightly … Continue reading

Will Jesse White Flip?

All the members of the Democratic Party machine were lined up when Governor Rod Blagojevich promoted former State Comptroller and Attorney General Roland Burris to national prominence by naming him Barack Obama’s replacement in the United States Senate. Maybe slightly … Continue reading