By Mark Weyermuller -
Last night, I attended a live broadcast of "On the Record" with Greta Van Susteren on Fox News. It was an interview and town-hall with John Kasich. It was held at the Feinberg Theater at the Spertus Institute on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. You can watch a rebroadcast here.
I got an last minute email the day before from Despina Batson asking for attendees on what appeared to be looking for young undecided voters. She is the director of Illinois College Republican Development. Stephanie Rhinesmith was also involved in helping to find people. She is chairman of the Illinois College Republican Federation. Ryan Schuring is the new Republican chapter chairman at North Central College, also brought a group.
Matt Foldi, president of the University of Chicago College Republicans brought 20 from his group. Jason Camlic and Carly Christine brought a number of Chicago Young Republicans from their network. I was one of the few "old" Young Republicans there.
Jillian Rose Bernas was selected to ask a question on this national broadcast. She is a CYR and is running for Illinois State Representative in the 4th.
Early in the day, Kasich held two town halls including one I attended in Palatine which was organized by Cook County GOP Chairman Aaron Del Mar. Del Mar is a Kasich delegate. There were over 1500 people at this event including a Bernie Sanders look a like which brought additional excitement to the event.
Later the evening, the 80 Cook County committeeman held their monthly meeting "recommending" John Kasich as their official choice as they are not allowed to "endorse." Ted Cruz came in second with Donald Trump in a distant 3rd. Each had a surrogate speak for them except for Marco Rubio who had no surrogate and also received zero votes among the 80 committeemen.
The presidential primary is Tuesday, March 25, 2016. Besides voting for your presidential pick, you should vote for their delegates too.