January 27, 2016
We had quite a time at our endorsement meeting Saturday ... strong turnout and good discussion. And now for the results:
For U.S. Senate - no endorsement; the votes: James T. Marter 58.5% vs. Mark Steven Kirk 41.5%; 60% was required.
For Judge in the 12th Subcircuit, Steven Kozicki was endorsed with 79.5%, needing 60%.
For Judge in the 13th Subcircuit, Gary W. Seyring was endorsed with 94.7%, needing 60%.
We did not endorse in the Presidential race or in the contests for Delegate or Alternate to the National Convention.
We did endorse all GOP candidates whose names will appear on the March 15 ballot as unopposed.
Thank you to all the precinct captains who attended and also to the candidates who were here to greet our crowd and/or to speak in the endorsement session. We congratulate all our endorsed candidates and look forward to a Wheeling Township effort to carry them through to the November ballot.
We already have yard signs for some of our endorsed candidates, and this weekend is supposed to bring a thaw, so come on in and get some signs even now; it's not too soon to show your support!
Tonight is the fundraising reception for our now-endorsed candidate for 13th Subcircuit Judge, Gary Seyring. I plan to attend and hope to see you between 6 and 8 p.m. at Chandler's, 401 N. Roselle Road, Schaumburg. $50 per person/$75 per couple.
Tomorrow evening is the last GOP Presidential Debate before the Iowa caucuses, hosted by Fox News Channel. Be sure to watch!
This Saturday, Jan. 30, brings the forum on school choice at the Heartland Institute, 3939 N. Wilke Road, Arlington Heights. State Rep. Tom Morrison (54th) will moderate a panel discussion and former Congressman Joe Walsh will keynote; from 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Supporters of James T. Marter will gather at Rosati's Pizza, 1770 W. Wise Road, Schaumburg, next Wednesday, Feb. 3, for a $25 fundraiser to support his bid for the U.S. Senate nomination.
Joan McCarthy Lasonde will kick off her campaign for Congress (9th District) with a $100/person fundraising reception on Thursday, Feb. 4, at Gusto of Wilmette, 1146 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. RSVP via https://causes.anedot.com/joan-kickoff-fundraiser.