TEA Party Provides Candidate Forum in Lena, Don Manzullo Calls for Pullout from UN

Never heard of Lena?

It’s the start of scenic Lena-Galena Road to, well, Galena.

It’s in Stephenson County.

What used to be called the Freeport Journal-Standard reported on the affair attended by 150 people.

The sheriff’s race features a Republican incumbent (David Snyders) and an Independent challenger (Tim Clay). Sort of like the 22nd Judicial District between Associate Judge Gordon Graham and Independent Sally Wiggins.

The challenger pledged not to enforce the seat belt law, claiming it violated the U.S. Constitution.

The next candidates up were those running for Congress in the 16th District, which includes much of McHenry County.

Democrat Freeport Mayor George Gaulrapp is challenging long-time incumbent Don Manzullo.

George Gaulrapp at the Huntley TEA Party candidates' night.

Don Manzullo

“Gaulrapp and Manzullo were both in favor of extending President George W. Bush’s tax cuts, and were against Cap and Trade legislation that would limit carbon emissions into the atmosphere. Also, they both supported the creation of a border fence and making English the official language of America,” the article reports.

It then points out some differences between the incumbent and the Barack Obama Democratic National Convention Alternate Delegate.

Manzullo wants to eliminate the U.S. Department of Education. Gaulrapp thinks national leadership is needed.

Should United Nations laws supersede U.S. Law?

Both agreed they shouldn’t, but Manzullo went further.

“We need to get out of the United Nations, it’s a worthless organization, let’s get out of it,” the article quotes Manzullo.

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I have heard of no candidates’ nights scheduled in McHenry County for the fall election. During the spring Patriots United sponsored two, one for the Republican congressional primary candidates and another for county board candidates. The McHenry County Young Republicans also sponsored one.


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