Letters to the Editor

Letter: Problem with McHenry County Republican Party

To the Editor:

There’s a problem in the McHenry County Republican Party. Within the past seven years, radicals descended into the ranks and decided to shirk civic responsibility to the citizenry, instead prioritizing politics over policy. They have pushed out common sense conservatives such as Mike Tryon and Barb Wheeler. These radicals would like you to believe our local government is like Washington D.C. and the stakes just as volatile. The radicals are wrong and we need to address the underlying problem.

Our local Republican Party has a distraction. He is a blogger and former state representative who I will not name. The blogger advocates for candidates only loyal to him, which is to the detriment of the party. Look at his win/loss record of hand-picked candidates: Mike Walkup, Steve Reick, Joe Walsh, Tonya Franklin, Joe Rosner. They lose – bigly! The blogger stocks them with research devoid of facts and his candidates lose the moderate-leaning silent majority.  

We need a resurgence of common sense conservatives willing to work together to solve problems, not pick petty fights. Let’s address the real issues facing the county and focus on the facts. Not fake news from a has-been blogger. 

Elliot Cassidy

Woodstock

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