The following email made it to my inbox.
It is from Mike Bisset, the Democratic Party Chairman in McHenry County.
The Democrats are running no one for countywide office, just as the Democrats ran no one against Dave McSweeney two years ago.
Nevertheless, Mike Madigan’s minions and money were inserted into McSweeney opponent Dee Beaubien’s campaign.
It appears that local Democrats have been helping Jim Harrison.
Dear [first name]
Jim Harrison is the Independent candidate for Sheriff who is planning to run against Bill Prim, the tea party candidate. We don’t have a Democrat running in this race, but Harrison is a far better choice, if you consider both his experience and his temperament.
The Democratic Party, as an organization, doesn’t help non-Democratic candidates, but Harrison has asked me to let our members know he still needs help this weekend and Monday morning gathering signatures. A few hours of your time could make a difference. He must submit his signatures Monday afternoon.
Anyone who has not circulated petitions for Democratic candidates this year is eligible to circulate petitions for Harrison. If you are interested in helping him, you can contact him at 815-575-4001, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to find out more about his qualifications before you make any commitment, his website is http://jimharrisonforsheriff.com/
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Bissett is McHenry County Board member Paula Yensen’s husband.