Hot Contest Expected for GOP Committeemen Slots

As those who follow Republican politics know, the Establishment was outworked by those grouped around McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi in the last Primary Election. Not only did Bill Prim narrowly beat Establishment-endorsed Chief Deputy Sheriff Andy Zinke, but … Continue reading

Hammerand Holds Fundraiser

On my way to McHenry County Board member John Hammerand’s fundraiser, I saw another Liberty Outdoor billboard advising voters who vote for Democrat Jack Franks that they are voting for House Speaker Mike Madigan to continue his reign over the … Continue reading

Salgado Names GOP Central Committee Coordinator

Sandra Salgado, Chairman of the McHenry County Republican Central Committee, took the opportunity of Monday’s Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee meeting to announce the appointment of Woodstock’s Amy Bozza as Central Committee Coordinator. She will presumably perform some of the … Continue reading

GOP Central Committee Did Not Pay for Write-In Pitch

“Paid for by Republican Central Committee of McHenry County” read the last line on the write-in solicitation for McHenry 24 Precinct Committeeman Louis Matuszewich. Matuszewich failed to file a petition to get his name on the ballot and someone was trying … Continue reading

Tryon Holding Training Meeting for Contested Precinct Committeemen and Write-Ins

Outgoing McHenry County Republican Central Committee Chairman State Rep. Mike Tryon is holding meeting this Saturday, according to a post card that has been forwarded to McHenry County Blog. … Continue reading

Bob Grogan Headlines Minimalist Meeting of McHenry County Republicans

Maybe a fourth of the members of the McHenry County Republican Central Committee met at d’Andrea’s in Crystal Lake on Monday night. Chairman Mike Tryon chaired the meeting, reveling in revealing that Governor Pat Quinn only paid a $4,000 property … Continue reading

McSweeney Sets Fund Raiser Sat., October 26th

State Rep. David McSweeney’s has scheduled a fundraiser from 6-8 on Saturday, October 26th, at Wool Street in Barrington. The price is $35, $50 per couple. The Host Committee consists of Lou Bianchi Rich Carter Bob Cook Mark Daniel Geri … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser Kicks Off Campaign with Successful Cary Fund Raiser for County Board

Fox River Grove Republican Precinct Committeeman and retired Air Force Captain Andrew Gasser started his campaign for County Board with a lot of new faces at his Cary Country Club fund raiser on Thursday night. And he raised some dollars … Continue reading

Women Rallying for Dave McSweeney Saturday at Crystal Lake’s D’Andreas

There’s a “Women for McSweeney” rally being held Saturday in Crystal Lake at D’Andreas Banquets at 10. On the Host Committee are Mary Alger Geri Davis Jean Marie Kapp Rebecca Kress Cara Kretz Rebecca Lee Lu Ann LeFew Anne Majewski … Continue reading

An Email of Thanks to Tell Those who Boycotted the Saturday Special Meeting What Happened

Unlike the email from Mike Tryon sent twice before the Special Meeting to discourage attendance at the gathering called to select the two missing members of the 63rd State Rep. District Representative Committee, this email from GOP Executive Secretary Geri … Continue reading

The McHenry County Committee Who Interviewed Tonya Franklin for State Rep. Vacancy against Jack Franks

I’ve finally figured out who was at the meeting in the Crystal Lake Plaza GOP Headquarters last week. You remember. The one who recommended that Tea Party enthusiast Tonya Franklin should not run this year against Jack Franks, but maybe … Continue reading

Republican County Republican Foundation Committee Shows Activity

The committee created by former McHenry County Republican Chairman Jack Schaffer to channel money into it that wouldn’t be examined too closely is called the Republican County Republican Foundation Committee. In June 2010, Bill LeFew was listed as chairman, but … Continue reading

The Postman Is Your Precinct Committeeman

I started noticing it when I looked at Friday’s mail. Republican candidates are sending mailings to puff themselves up. Or just to let us know they exist. Candidates can’t count on precinct committeemen anymore. Besides GOP political organizations in the … Continue reading

McHenry County Democrats Out Raise Republicans

During the first half of 2008, the McHenry County Democratic Party Central Committee raised $2,300 more than the Republican Party Central Committee. The GOP took in $19,351, while the Dems raised $21,648. While raising less, the Republicans spent $1,629 more. … Continue reading