Republican Attorney General Candidate Paul Schimpf in Crystal Lake

Schrimpf Cottage signsThe self-starter Republican candidate for Attorney General from the Metro East part of Illinois was at the Cottage in Crystal Lake last night.

One could tell that different folks were in control of the McHenry County Republican Central Committee.

For starters the event was sponsored by three newly-elected Republican Precinct Committeemen

Schimpf talking to Christina Meyer + others 4-23-14

Republican Attorney General candidate Paul Schimpf listens to Christina Myers early in the evening. Hosts Eric Down and Mike Meyer can be seen in the background.

  • Eric Dowd
  • Craig Asbach
  • Matt Meyer

New officers of the Republican Party were in attendance

  • Chairman Sandy Salgado
  • VC Andrew Gasser
  • Secretary Diane Evertsen
  • Treasurer Chuck Wheeler

The outgoing ones were not but many of their supporters were.

Part-time assistant to Congressman Randy Hultgren talked with  newly-elected State Central Committeeman Stan Bond.

Part-time assistant to Congressman Randy Hultgren talked with newly-elected State Central Committeeman Stan Bond.

Making his first appearance in McHenry County was 14th Congressional District State Central Committeeman Stan Bond.

He is from far southern Kane County and won the three-way race with State Rep. Barb Wheeler and outgoing Lake County GOP Chairman Bob Cook of Wauconda.

Right before the respective Republican Party Conventions in DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Lake Counties, 14th District Congressman Randy Hultgren endorsed Wheeler.

There was a good crowd, drawn by the pizza, as well as the candidate.

Schimpf crowd 1 4-23-14

Part of the crowd who listened to Paul Schimpf’s speech.

Schimpf was introduced by newly-elected GOP Precinct Committeeman Dowd.

Schrimpf + Host Ed Dowd

New GOP Precinct Committeeman Eric Dowd introduced Attorney General candidate Paul Schimpf.  Co-host Craig Asbach can be seen in the background.

Schimpf pointed out that the experts said he couldn’t beat Lisa Madigan.

He observed that the experts having been wrong “all along” about his candidacy.

Standing on a chair, Paul  Schimpf gave his stump speech.

Standing on a chair, Paul
Schimpf gave his stump speech.

The experts had said that

  • Lisa Madigan would run for Governor
  • he could not run for Attorney General
  • he could not collect the 10,000 signatures to get on the ballot

Schimpf punctuated each assumption with “They were wrong!”

Schrimpf + Titus Mielke + Paul Serwatka

After the speech Paul Schimpf listened to Crystal Laker Titus Mielka with Paul Serwatka observing.

He told how he had gotten petition signatures at Chicagoland train stations with his mother-in-law.

“Nobody’s had time to corrupt me,” he told commuters.

“Our state desperately needs an Attorney General who is not beholden to the insiders,” he told those at the Cottage.

“Once you’ve dealt with Saddam Hussein, the Ace of Spades, corruption in Springfield doesn’t seem all that bad,” observed the Marine attorney who was the chief advisor to the Iraqi prosecutors in the case.

Paul Schimpf

Paul Schimpf

Schimpf pointed out that

  • Lisa Madigan is over-confident to the point that she does not appear at non-partisan events or even sent a representative
  • Lisa Madigan is actually vulnerable among Downstate Democrats for leading them on about her running for Governor
  • public employees are mad at “Madigan for breaking their pension promises”

“I’m not your typical statewide Republican candidate,” the retired colonel said.

“I wasn’t recruited by the Republican Establishment.

Mickey Schuch briefs new GOP leader Sandy Salgado on the discovery recount for Sheriff.

Mickey Schuch briefs new GOP leader Sandy Salgado on the discovery recount for Sheriff.

There was the typical discussion about ambitions and who had said what to whom, including the latest on the recount initiated by losing Republican candidate for Sheriff Andy Zinke.

The word was that one extra vote had been found for winner Bill Prim, but it would not be officially added unless Zinke won the right for a full recount.


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Republican Attorney General Candidate Paul Schimpf in Crystal Lake — 2 Comments

  1. They already have found 1 extra vote “FOR” Bill Prim.

    Well what does that show you Zinke l.o.l.

    Maybe when they keep going Bill may have won by a lot more votes.

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