Update: Klinkhamer's 'Anti-Campaign' Leads to Primary Victory

Sue Klinkhamer wins the Democrat primary for Kane County Chairman Tuesday night, according to unofficial results.

Sue Klinkhamer, with about a 1,300 vote lead over opponent Bill Sarto, took the Kane County Chairman Democrat primary Tuesday, with all precincts reporting.

Klinkhamer on Tuesday took a cautious position on the results, pointing to a "good margin of victory" in Aurora's results.

The former St. Charles mayor ran an unconventional "anti-campaign" through the primary, refusing to take funding or put forth much of the same efforts candidates generally do in local politics.

Klinkhamer said she was "glad the primary is over" but declined to comment about potentially facing a Republican in November's general election.

“I’m going to kind of regroup for the fall," she said.

Sarto on Tuesday said results "didn't look good." The former Carpentersville village president hadn't spoken with Klinkhamer at all Tuesday night.

"I don’t see any reason to concede a campaign to a candidate who didn’t run a campaign," Sarto quipped Tuesday.

All vote totals remain unofficial.

robert poznanski March 21, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Perhaps Sue has fallen into something here! Run a campaign that disrupts people's life's the least, and reap the rewards! Hmmmm!
Maggie J March 23, 2012 at 12:51 AM
I received 43 robo calls in one day. I was furious! These Republicans thought nothing of disturbing our days with their messages-all negative. I know Sue Klinkhamer will do a great job for us if/when she gets our votes! She was a good mayor and will be a good,caring, capable and honest Chairman.
John March 23, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Maggie J. Neither Sue K. or Chris Lauzen place or made a robocall. Chris Lauzen has never used robocalls. The Democrats throughout the state and especially in Chicago made hundreds of thousands of robocalls in contested districts. These Democrate though nothing of disturbing people with their negative messages. It is great to know that neither candidate may use robocalls in the upcoming election.
John R March 25, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Whenever I get a robo call I just hang up. Total waste of time to put your resources into using them in your campaign. I can't imagine ever listening to one. Basically, our home phone is a catch all for telemarketing calls, voice messages, etc.... Cell phones are primary in my household. Don't even know why we have a home number. I guess it's just hard to let them go. If your running a campaign in Kane County I say the one with the biggest and most yard signs wins. Basically, this county is so conservative that the Republican primary season was the general election. I don't think any of the Democrats have a chance in November unless they can get a bunch more Democrats registered in Aurora. Then they have the problem of getting them out to vote. Good luck with that.....My guess is that Republicans sweep the county in the Fall.


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