It appears that the thrust of Jim Harrison’s Independent campaign for McHenry County Sheriff does not include direct mail.
Based on McHenry County Republican primary candidate Glenda Miller’s successful direct mail campaign, it costs about $10,000 to cover the county. And that’s only counting Republicans.
Add Independents and the cost goes up.
Campaign contributions of $1,000 and more must be reported to the Illinois State Board of Elections within two days.
Harrison has not had one of those since October 6th when Bull Valley’s Marilyn Krenger gave him $2,000.
Harrison had just under $3,000 at the beginning of October, which was augmented by proceeds from an early October fundraiser at the Woodstock Country Club. Contributions of $1,000 or more was contributed.
That’s far short of enough for a direct mail piece.
So Harrison’s campaign is comprised of signs placed pretty much anywhere, regardless of having received prior permission, word-of-mouth and a bit a recent radio (after he heard that Republican opponent Bill Prim was advertising on Star105 FM).