Anti-Madigan Democrat, Newly-Elected to Illinois House, Uses Opposition to Gin Up Campaign for U.S. Senate

This story from the Illinois News Network shows a unique way that a Democrat can use opposition to House Speaker Mike Madigan to advance US, Senate ambition. Worth noting is that a similar strategy by Highwood Democrat and former Assistant … Continue reading

Do Committeemen Make a Difference?

Here’s an analysis that looks at whether Republican Precinct Committeemen in McHenry County as a whole made a difference in campaigns. Conclusions? U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis did better with a committeeman. Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner did worse with a … Continue reading

The Taxman

If anyone were running against a tax hiker in Illinois–state or local–this would be a marvelous template.  It’s a TV ad being run by Delaware’s Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate Christine O’Donnell against Democrat Chris Coons. … Continue reading

U.S. Senate Candidate David Hoffman Coming to Woodstock Next Sunday, December 20th

I am pleased that the campaign staff of Democratic Party candidate for U.S. Senate David Hoffman has discovered that I cover Democratic Party politics in McHenry County. Although I am a Republican precinct committeeman, the intention of McHenry County Blog … Continue reading

Mentioning the Name That Shall Not Be Mentioned

The Chicago Sun-Times ran write-up of Chicago’s Inspector General David Hoffman’s candidacy for the Democratic Party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate to replace Roland Burris. At the bottom, was another article, next to which was a list of “THE FIELD.” … Continue reading

Senator Harry Reid Refers to Rod Blagojevich’s “Cloud”

You will remember that the day before Rod Blagojevich was arrested by the FBI, he let loose with this quote: “I don’t believe there’s any cloud that hangs over me. I think there’s nothing but sunshine hanging over me.” This … Continue reading