First Day Political Sightings at the McHenry County Fair Posted on 08/03/2022 by Cal SkinnerAugust 3, 2022 A Friend of McHenry County Blog took up the challenge to photograph booths releated to politics, government and religion. Here are the results found on Tuesday: Democratic women for, I think, the fourth year had the most prominent political display. It was outside, just like Republicans and the Young Republicans used to have before GOPsters decided they wanted cooler inside air. 1st Way life Center had its usual booth. Next door was the Catholic Church’s pro-life display. Jim Young, President of the McHenry County Libertarians, manned the Libertarian booth. Note the softening of the concrete floor. The Citizens’ Climate Lobby booth had no one behind it. The McHenry County Freethinkers and Humanists were represented. The Pro-Choice folks were still standing with Planned Parenthood. McHenry County Democrats featured a cardboard Camila Harris. The McHenry County Republican Party booth was twice the size of last year’s, but not nearly as attractive as the Democrats. And, if there is a mntion of gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey or any of the other statewide candidates, it must be on the table. As usual, the Sheriff had two displays. This one concentrated on fingerprinting kids. The larged Sheriff’s display attracted this young man. McHenry County College had a display. Finnaly, Erik Sivertsen, former Chairman of McHenry Township Republicans, had his gun shop booth again.