Saturday, December 09, 2006

Jack Franks Disagrees

After State Rep. Jack Franks finished talking to Republican County Chairman Bill LeFew and McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren, he was standing next to me waiting to get into the courtroom where the new 22nd judicial circuit would be celebrated. (Franks sponsored the bill, but was not allowed to speak.)

So, I asked him what he thought of my belief that he had “lost some face” when McHenry County Board candidate Mary Margaret Maule had lost her county board race in the McHenry-Wonder Lake-Richmond-Spring Grove area.

The congenial Democrat, who sent out an endorsement letter and walked precincts for Maule, disagreed.

“She carried every precinct I walked,” he told me.

My guess would be that 8th congressional district Congresswoman Melissa Bean probably carried most of those precincts, too, because he was campaigning for her as well.
Should we therefore conclude that if Jack Franks is willing to knock on doors that incumbent Republicans are in danger?

Perhaps the Franks’ coattails are not strong enough (should I say, “yet?”) to work with direct mail, but will work if he walks a neighborhood.

More about McHenry County politics on McHenry County Blog.


Louis G. Atsaves 3:13 PM  

Sen. Susan Garrett pushed, walked for, endorsed, wrote letters for, went door to door for a local county board candidate in Lake County and she lost 60-40% while other GOP candidates for county board were winning by razor thin margins.

The only coat tails shown by state senators/state representatves were worn by senator Adeline J. Geo-Karis this past election.

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