The only collar county where the majority voted Republican in the 2020 presidential election was McHenry and that’s where Democratic President Joe Biden is headed Wednesday on his first official visit to Illinois since his inauguration.
“It doesn’t surprise me at all he would go to McHenry County,” said Democratic state Sen. Melinda Bush of Grayslake. “This is about Joe Biden getting out there talking about his vision for what’s important and talking to the American people.”
But at the same time, McHenry County is a shrewd location to pick with the midterm elections nearing, said political scientist Ken Redfield.
“It makes perfect good sense to be there talking about infrastructure, and bipartisan sorts of things that are good for swing voters within those areas,” said Redfield, emeritus professor of political studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield. “It’s politically…