“Teeni Weenie Bikini” was the come-on for State Rep.-to-be Barb Wheeler Saturday in Wauconda.
There may have been some at Lindy’s Landing on Bangs Lake, but they were covered up.
Some people might wonder why people running unopposed for the Illinois General Assembly need to hold fund raisers.
In the case of all Republican legislators, their leaders expect contributions that can be used elsewhere in Illinois in the goal of winning control of the chamber in question.
Wheeler, for example, is expected to pony up $5,000 a year.
Her more senior McHenry County colleague Mike Tryon is assessed $10,000 per year.
And State Senator Pam Althoff, because of her unpaid leadership position as the one who chairs the Senate caucus, needs to come up with $20,000 per year.
There were plenty of Lake County politicians. Lake County Recorder of Deeds candidate Bob Bednar was there, for instance, as were State’s Attorney candidate Mike Nerheim and County Board candidate Tom Weber.
So defund them!
Maybe some don’t like the idea that candidates are supposed to raise money for their leadership, but Barb Wheeler has proven her independence on the McHenry County board.
I’m sure she will maintain the family’s excellent reputation by being a maverick for her district!
I was present at this party and I met her for the first time.
Barb Wheeler is a VERY impressive young candidate.
The Republican Party is lucky she is going to be the Representative.
I can see why no one ran against her.
Too bad I don’t live in her district.
She is head and shoulders the best thing going in local politics, either side. So refreshing.
Give Barbara Wheeler a year and she’ll be kissing the rear end of the Democrats like Chainsaw Jack.
Wake up Skeptic
You are failing for the NEW political deceiver.
Did she promise HOPE & CHANGE?
Wheeler doesn’t have opposition, because she’s in bed with the Springfield Democrats.