Kirk and Giannoulias Bring U.S. Senate Campaigns to Crystal Lake

They weren’t side by side, but the two power party candidates for United States Senator at least walked down the same street at the Crystal Lake 4th of July Parade Monday.

Kirk volunteers put their candidate's stickers on children along the Dole Avenue parade route.

I notice a Mark Kirk presence first.

Little kids had his stickers stuck to their shirts and blouses.

Later I notice two young men working the crowd for the second time for the Kirk campaign.  They were affixing more stickers to children.

The next sign of a U.S. Senate campaign was a banner supporting Alexi Giannoulias.

Alexi Giannoulias' banner came into view as the McHenry County Democrats' contingent went by.

As with most banners on a windy day, it needed something to hold it flat so it could be easily read.

Two supporters of Alexi Giannoulias for the United States Senate were on my side of the street as the Democrats marched by.

Two supporters of Alexi Giannoulias for the United States Senate were on my side of the street as the Democrats marched by.

And, then came the Democrats’ main attraction.

State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias.

He mingled with the crowd right before he reached were I was taking photos.

That was right across from the First United Methodist Church of Crystal Lake.

Alexi Giannoulias talks to a parade watcher.

Down near Oak Street, a friend caught him doing the next best thing to kissing babies.

Appealing to the apple of Daddy's eye is always a good campaign technique.

He was shaking this baby’s hand.

Alexi Giannoulias waves to the crowd.

And, of course, he waved to the crowd, which was a fully packed one.

Supporters of State Senator Pam Althoff and State Representative Mike Tryon marched in front of Mark Kirk's supporters.

Behind the supporters of State Rep. Mike Tryon and State Senator Pam Althoff were the Kirk supporters.

A wall of Mark Kirk for U.S. Senate supporters marched behind Kirk's banner.

Kirk was out in front, although I didn’t figure that out until he got closer.

As the Kirk contingent got closer, I figured out the blue shirted guy was the candeidate himself.

From a distance, he blended in with his supporters, except for the different shirt.

Mark Kirk waved to the crowd.

“Thanks for coming out,” he shouted to the crowd.

Kirk even got close enough for me to get a couple of decent images.  I’m sure he wondered who the man shooting all the photos of him was.

Mark Kirk

Too bad he was wearing the cap.  That won’t fit all the stories I write about the campaign, but it’ll have to do unless he returns to McHenry County.

"Dogs for Kirk" leader.

Within the crowd of Kirk supporters was a member of the “Dogs for Kirk” group.  It reminded me of United Airline pilot and Coventry GOP precinct committeeman Dave Musselman’s imaginative creation of groups to support my 1970’s candidacy for state representative.


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  1. If the Greek government did an Enron with its own books, and Greeks Trojan Horse their Greek taxes, what makes you think they pay the IRS? They go to Greece annually to tend their undisclosed accounts on soviet Cyprus. Notice the soviet spy money laundered Metsos disappeared with Cyprus complicity? The Turks would not let him escape because they don’t share the soviet religion. That is why Cyprus must remain divided! Did Illinois Giannoulias, Florida’s Crist, California’s Angelides and New York’s Gianaris apply Greek budgeting techniques like Sarbanes Oxen? Greek Ponzi fourfold Eurodefecit boasts Trojan Horse Perfidy, Klephth Brigandage. Upset that industrious Albanians invaded their lazy, gungrabbing, babykilling homeland, the soviet-churched Greeks vindictively hire, house and promote illegals. As quakes render their homes disposable, Greeks are oblivious to the very concept of maintenance. Instead of blaming environmetalists for fires and socialists for deficits, jealousy driven soviet faith seeks scapegoats. Olympia Snowjob supports Obamacare and abortion because of her gangreen patriarch (Is Orthodox Christianity progressive? Michelle Boorstein Washington Post 11-4-09 Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew spoke about the spiritual imperative for nonviolence, universal health care and reducing consumption to help the environment.) Ancient Greeks reduced consumption to help the environment through infanticide and sodomy. Palamite Zealotes massacred Thessalonian aristocracy in preparation for Cantacuzene usurpation via hesychast hyperventilatory hallutination. This soviet socialism motivated Anatolian farmers to embrace Turks in the 1400s to avoid redistributative taxation and then for liberated mainlanders to migrate to Smyrna in the 1800s. Ain’t gonna vote for Do Kaka Goat! Avenge Jake, Hang Bart!

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