This fall Lake County Board of Commissioners President Dan Troy is up for re-election. The political chattering class tells us that Concord Trustee Chris Galloway is considering a run for County Commissioner; he has pulled petitions. What's with the delay in filing petitions...its not like your odds are improving.
Galloway better get serious if he is even to be competitive.
Simply put Dan Troy will raise big bucks. A lot of money. Tons of cash.
Case in point: Bob Aufuldish had around $196, 000 on hand in April 2008 when he defeated Ray Somich in the 11/2008 General Election. You can bet Dan Troy will raise even more money than that in order to defend his seat on the Board of Commissioners.
Let's say that Dan Troy ONLY raises 25 % more than Aufuldish. That puts Troy at $250, 000.
Galloway will come nowhere close to that amount.
Galloway and his RedStateStrategies has struggled. Galloway lost to Loraine Fende and has lost some key races for clients. Let's hope more thought goes into how Galloway will compensate for a big difference in campaign bank accounts than he put into when he decided to allow Lake East's Administration Building to be outside of the JEDD.
Good Luck Mr. Galloway, you are going to need it. Better get to work!
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