By Mark Weyermuller -
Former Congressman and current radio talk show host Joe Walsh came out yelling to fire up the voters here in Park Ridge. He supported Donald Trump while saying the down ballot races are the key to the success in Illinois. He talked about the importance of controlling the redistricting process and getting Bruce Rauner reelected in the following election cycle.
The Republicans of Maine Township and The Republican Women of Park Ridge held this candidate forum and rally last Thursday night. The evening was hosted by Maine Township Committeeman Char Foss Eggemann and Park Ridge Republican Women's President Susan Sweeney.
Joan McCarthy Lasonde had a hard hitting speech as she plans to unseat Jan Schakowsky for the 9th Congressional seat. Other speakers included Illinois legislative candidates Dan Gott (Il Senate 55) and Mel Thillens (Il House 28).
Stephanie Holderfield (Illinois Field Director) spoke for the Trump campaign. She said thousands of Trump yard signs will be soon be appearing in Illinois. She brought a bunch of signs which quickly were picked up showing "huge" enthusiasm for the nominee here in Park Ridge. She talked about recent polling showing Trump now in the lead in Ohio, a key battleground state.
Also spotted at the event were Dan Patlak from the Cook County Board of Review and Diane Shapiro who is running for Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court. Judicial candidates David Studenroth and Steven Kozicki were also in attendance.
These active Republican organizations have two upcoming events. They will be hosting "Hillary's America" a film by Denesh D'Souza which shows it is the democrats who have deep ties to racism which exists in America. It will be shown at the Pickwick Theater (just 4 blocks from Hillary Clinton's childhood home) on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 6:30pm. More info at www.romt.us/event/649/
Congressman Peter Roskam will be the keynote speaker at the Red White, & Blue Breakfast on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the Park Ridge Country Club. For more information, call Maria Dobben at 847-825-6896.
These two Republican groups will be knocking on doors every weekend for the next 50 days. The election is Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Please get out and vote as this group says "VOTE REPUBLICAN."