IL-11: Congressman Bill Foster Wins Latest Republican Candidates Forum

Bill Foster Republican candidates proving they are not up to the task to be an effective nominee to the degree Republican insders want a candidate who will do no harm to downballot races Exclusive to McHenry County Blog and from … Continue reading

IL-11/NJ-07: Susan Hathaway-Altman Lack of Fundraising Results Exposes Lack of a Plan, Temperament and Maturity for Congress

Susan Hathaway-Altman With time running out on her campaign and frontrunner Jerry Evans flexing his fundraising advantage to likely Republican primary victory, Hathaway-Altman needs to learn from real inspirational leader From the desk of John Lopez: Introduction of Real Inspirational … Continue reading

UPDATED IL-11: Illinois Family Action Endorses Both Jerry Evans and Susan Hathaway-Altman

Political arm of Illinois Family Institute endorses both pro-life candidates with reactions Exclusive to McHenry County Blog by John Lopez The high-profile and contested 11th Congressional District Republican primary has the first major endorsement by an organization. Illinois Family Action, … Continue reading

IL-11: As Early Voting Begins Frontrunner Jerry Evans Sends Districtwide Mailer

Front of Jerry Evans 2024 1st mailer With vote-by-mail ballots hitting the street, Evans announces a significant McHenry County-based Gary Rabine endorsement as first ballots being cast in advance of March 19 Exclusive to McHenry County Blog by John Lopez … Continue reading

IL-08: Republican Mark Rice and John Lopez Discuss the Extreme Elements Behind Biden Administration War on Independent Contractors

Getting to the truth and past the talking points, narratives, platitudes and bromides Exclusive to McHenry County Blog by John Lopez On Tuesday, January 30, IL-08 Republican congressional candidate Mark Rice (R, Chicago) and I had a detailed discussion via … Continue reading

UPDATED with Comment IL-11: Winner of McHenry GOPAC Candidates Forum was Congressman Bill Foster

Bill Foster First Candidates Forum among the three Republicans competing for the nomination clearly failed to resonate “bizarrely bad…Republican opponents“ Exclusive to McHenry County Blog by John Lopez As this article is being written and published, the next candidates’ forum … Continue reading

John Lopez Interviewed on Rideshare Rodeo Podcast to Defend Independent Contracting from the Heartland

Fight for Freelancers from an Illinois perspective as the multi-prong attack against 1099 independent contractors continues from the far left Exclusive to McHenry County Blog from John Lopez To some of my friends reading McHenry County Blog, this article may … Continue reading

IL-11: Bill Foster Condemned by Jerry Evans and Qasim Rashid for Present Vote on Antisemitism House Resolution

Bill Foster, 8/10/23 House Resolution 894 Condemning Antisemitism Passes House 311-14-92 with Illinois Congressional Democrats Split Exclusive to McHenry County Blog by John Lopez On Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatitves by a 311-14-92 vote, approved House Resolution 894 … Continue reading

IL-11 UPDATED with COMMENTS: No Surprises with Congressional Filings as all Five Candidates Filed Monday

Congressman Bill Foster (D, Naperville), his Democratic primary challenger Qasim Rashid of Naperville, and the three Republicans campaigning throughout most of 2023, Jerry Evans (R, Warrenville), Susan Hathaway-Altman (R, unincorporated Geneva) and Dr. Kent Mercado (R, Bartlett), all filed at … Continue reading

IL-11: Jerry Evans Emerges as Only Viable Republican Candidate for Congress

Jerry Evans at October 9 prayer rally in Woodstock for Israel With Republican rivals Susan Hathaway-Altman & Dr. Kent Mercado self-funding their respective campaigns, Evans firmly establishing himself as frontrunner with his fundraising over first 18 days of his campaign … Continue reading

IL-11: Jerry Evans Considering Running for Congress in 2024

Jerry Evans Exclusive to McHenry County Blog by John Lopez On the Friday, July 28, release of the Smoke Filled Room podcast hosted by Collin Corbett with Cor Strategies operatives, plus special guest Patrick Pfingsten, owner of The Illinoize newsletter, … Continue reading

IL-11: Challengers to Bill Foster from Far Left to Far Right Proving to be Comical

Exclusive to McHenry County Blog by John Lopez Bill Foster Qasim Rashid Congressman Bill Foster (D, Naperville) announced on July 5 he would seek reelection to represent the 11th Congressional District in the 119th Congress, which would be his 9th … Continue reading

IL-11: NRCC Places Catalina Lauf in Third-Tier in Young Guns Program

Catalina Lauf With the open IL-17 the decided top target to flip in 2022, elevation of IL-06 and IL-13 nominees to “Young Gun” level in NRCC rating places Lauf in 3rd tier with IL-14 and IL-08 Early Tuesday morning July … Continue reading

IL-11: Catalina Lauf First Comparison Piece with Congressman Bill Foster

Catalina Lauf Bill Foster Placing the nickname “Failed Foster” into use for first time, Lauf posts generic comparisons with Foster in campaign email sent Friday Late Friday afternoon, Catalina Lauf (R, Woodstock) sent a fundraising email which included to my … Continue reading

IL-11: Congressman Bill Foster Casts Two Abortion-on-Demand Votes, The Truth and No Reaction from Catalina Lauf or Stance on National Abortion Ban

Bill Foster From Bill Foster (D, Naperville) congressional office press release of Friday, July 15: Foster Votes to Restore Reproductive Rights and Abortion Access Nationwide Washington, DC – Today [Friday], Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) released the following statement after the … Continue reading

FEC Fundraising Through June 30 Shows Only Two Realistic Republican Pick-up Opportunities

Bill Foster began 3rd Quarter with just under $5 million compared to Catalina Lauf’s $26K a nearly 200-1 cash-on-hand advantage The 2nd Quarter Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings are in the books, as the latest campaign disclosures in Federal races … Continue reading

IL-11: First Lady’s “Breakfast Tacos” Quote Monday Part of Bigger Message Awaiting Country November 8

Catalina Lauf 7/12/22 While Lauf not at the maturity level of other Latina Republican nominees across the country who’ve won their respective primaries, she has a chance to capitalize on the “Latina Red Wave” in spite of her long-shot November … Continue reading

IL-11 UPDATED: Republican Campaign Notes with NRCC Statement for Catalina Lauf

Catalina Lauf UPDATE 7/14/22, 10:40AM CDT: The NRCC did acknowledge Catalina Lauf’s victory on June 29, but it was not distributed through the NRCC communications channels including Twitter. The NRCC section has been updated to include their statement. ==== END … Continue reading

IL-11: Mark Carroll Files FEC Report Through June 30

Mark Carroll With donations void of State Central Committeeperson Laura Pollastrini, state Representatives Jeff Keicher and Keith Wheeler and many other endorsers, Carroll reports raising little over $47K for 3rd place finish North Aurora Village Trustee Laura Curtis, Naperville Township … Continue reading