We generally see politicians traveling around in a decked out mini-bus or motor home but Republican Congressional candidate for the 8th District, Joe Walsh, is doing something different. He will be pulling a horse trailer around the District that has been wrapped from top to bottom with his message “Let’s Take Our Country Back!” and asking voters at each stop to sign their names on the trailer stating “Yes, I’m in…I want my country back”.
Why a horse trailer? Walsh’s campaign newsletters explains it like this:
“First, the 8th district is home to many horse farms,” Walsh explained. “There are horse farms throughout McHenry and Lake Counties from Richmond through Antioch over to Winthrop Harbor and down into Wauconda and Barrington Hills. I’ve attended three in-district rodeos already this summer. Even in the more densely populated northwest suburban Cook County portion of the district, we have many residents who are connected to the outdoors and live in the 8th district because of our proximity to open green space.”
“Second, horses, and correspondingly our horse trailer, are a symbol of freedom,” Walsh continued. “And that’s really what this election boils down to. Are we going to allow unchecked federal power to further constrict our cherished personal freedoms or are we going to restore a sense of balance to our citizenry and our government?”
So if, over the next 90 days, you see the Joe Walsh Horse Trailer in your neighborhood it will not have any horse in it. Instead, it will be a moving billboard with hundreds, if not thousands, of signatures of Republicans, Independents, and Democrats in the 8th District who are concerned about the direction the country is heading.
Candidate Walsh continues to take direct questions at his town hall meetings being held regularly throughout the District. He has also updated his website with a whole new look at www.WalshForCongress.com where you can find out where Joe will be speaking as well as where you will see the horse trailer if you are interested in signing it.