Illinois Dems’ Remap Not Good Enough to Attract Re-Election Bid by Democratic Party Congressman Jerry Costello

In the article about President Barack Obama’s declining, but still good poll numbers in Illinois, there were two elements of weakness–the collar counties, about which I wrote, and Downstate. Let’s look at those numbers again: Collar Counties -45-53% unfavorable Downstate … Continue reading

Republican Meetings in Woodstock, Union and Marengo Thursday, Friday and Monday, Respectively

It’s getting about the time normal folks start thinking more seriously about elections. That probably doesn’t include many people reading McHenry County Blog, but, just in case you know any, the following information might be of interest. District 6 GOP … Continue reading

What To Do Until the Democrats Force Scott Lee Cohen Off the Ballot for Lieutenant Governor

Eventually, the Democrats lust for patronage and the other benefits of controlling state government will result in slotting State Comptroller Dan Hynes in Scott Lee Cohen’s place as the running mate for Pat Quinn and the media can concentrate on … Continue reading

Jason Plummer Goes Negative

Not today. Today I heard this ever-so-positive ad on radio driving to pick up my son from school. But Friday night’s and Saturday’s phone calls were something else. A woman’s voice comes on the answering machine: “Hello. I’m calling with … Continue reading

The Night the Lights Went Out While Jason Plummer Was Speaking

Last night at Crystal Lake’s 1776 restaurant will be a night that Jason Plummer, an aggressive Downstate candidate for lieutenant governor, will remember forever. How do I know? Because I’ve been on the same route he took twice, once in … 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