McHenry County GOP’s Great Failure Mirrors State Party’s

-By Warner Todd Huston

Cal Skinner over at the McHenry County Blog has been following the failure of the County GOP to bother finding and slating candidates to run against Democrats in the county — specifically House Rep Jack Franks. The McHenry County GOP’s utter failure to even bother putting up candidates for office is not unusual in the Land of Lincoln.

Democrat Franks is a typical left-wing, insider, that deals for himself, not the people as Skinner has it. His district, according to Skinner is vulnerable this year yet the McHenry GOP hasn’t bothered to even slate a candidate to face him in November.

Worse, a new candidate volunteered to run against Franks and the McHenry GOP just ignored her.

This is typical of the GOP in Illinois. Instead of even trying, the state party seems to have decided that only a sure bet GOP win is worthy of their support. And they won’t even accept a volunteer to run. Hence in many sections of the state there are no candidates for office. For that matter the GOP doesn’t even have any committeemen in many areas.

Cook County is a particular example. About half the offices for the State House in Cook went without a GOP challenger and in some of the Congressional Districts the state party didn’t bother much even when there was a GOP challenger.

One would think that a state party’s job was to at least offer candidates for office, right? I mean, what is a party for if not to at least slate a candidate!?

About Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. Warner is also the editor of the Midwest Editor for RedCounty.com. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com "The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson
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2 Responses to McHenry County GOP’s Great Failure Mirrors State Party’s

  1. Reality Check says:

    “…a typical left-wing, insider, that deals for himself..”

    On what planet do you spend most of your time? Just taking a few moments to search Rep. Franks on Google News will contradict your baseless, ignorant claim.

    • Warner Todd Huston says:

      I’m sorry I wasn’t clear. I was voicing Cal Skinner’s points. I wasn’t necessarily stating my opinion on Franks. I’ll go back up and rewrite that so it’s clearer.

      Here is the orig. para:

      Democrat Franks is a typical left-wing, insider, that deals for himself, not the people. His district, according to Skinner is vulnerable this year yet the McHenry GOP hasn’t bothered to even slate a candidate to face him in November.

      Here is the new one…

      Democrat Franks is a typical left-wing, insider, that deals for himself, not the people as Skinner has it. His district, according to Skinner is vulnerable this year yet the McHenry GOP hasn’t bothered to even slate a candidate to face him in November.

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