All of the upcoming political events in McLean County!

  • Downstate Illinois GOP Caucus

    • Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 04:00 PM
    • Oakaville, IL

  • McLean County Fair 2019

    • Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 12:00 PM – August 05, 2019
    • McLean County Fair


    The McLean County Fair is our largest community outreach event of the year. We have the responsibility and opportunity to present a positive, friendly and encouraging face to the public and in doing so hopefully win votes. Our goal is to encourage fellow Republicans and to provide the information needed to win the hearts and minds of others.  We offer cold water, candy, GOP fans, balloons, free raffles, and Friday night Candidate Night. This year we will also have a couple of brand new features that families will enjoy. For serving you will get a free ticket to the fair to enjoy the best of McLean County.

    To learn more and sign up for a shift at our Tent go to link to sign up.


  • Leadership Institute Campaign Management Workshop

    • Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    • TBD in Bloomington/Normal



    McLean County Republicans are pleased to bring to our area a special all-day workshop provided by the Leadership Institute on Saturday, September 14 from 9am to 5pm. Since 1979, Leadership Institute has trained more than 200,000 conservative activists, leaders, and students. The Institute's unique college campus network has grown to more than 1,700 conservative campus groups and newspapers.
    We are excited to bring one of their trainers, Nathan Fatal, to Bloomington to lead this workshop. Nathan is the Grassroots Program Coordinator at the Leadership Institute, where he has trained over 2500 activists, candidates, and elected officials. As LI's former Pacific Regional Field Coordinator, he oversaw campus programs in California and Hawaii. His activism led to pro-free speech policy changes at 11 colleges in California, including the largest community college district in the state and in the country.

    "Make a perfect list of voters, and ascertain with certainty for whom they will vote, and on Election Day see that every Whig is brought to the polls." Abraham Lincoln
    The Campaign Management Workshop teaches you how to manage or contribute to a winning campaign. You will learn to create a campaign, finance, and communications plan.
    Additional on-demand content, which complements this material, is available to program enrollees.
    Ideal attendees are campaign staff, candidates, volunteers, activists, and anyone interested in impacting public policy.
    Attendees will learn how to:
    • Develop a campaign strategy
    • Create a campaign structure and organization
    • Hire and fire staff and consultants
    • Research your district, constituents, and opponent
    • Conduct voter outreach and get-out-the-vote strategies


    Early Bird Registration- $40 if you register by July 14

    Workshop Registration- $50 after July 14. 

    Lunch and materials are included. 

    Location TBD but will be in Bloomington/Normal area. 

    Here's the link for your online registration: Registration for Workshop