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Illinois Election Results 2010: Progressive, Conservative, and Tea Party Voters Help Hand Governor Pat Quinn Victory on Election Day

(Chicago, IL) — November 3, 2010. First, let us be clear: Pat Quinn won. Second, progressive, conservative, and tea party voters helped him do it. Continue reading »

Illinois Election Results 2010: Governor Pat Quinn’s Claim on Victory Strengthens

(Chicago, IL) – November 3, 2010. With 99% of the precincts counted and with approximately 15,000 absentee ballots in Cook County and Chicago yet to be counted, Governor Pat Quinn’s current 8,349 edge will likely provide sufficient buffer to claim victory in the race against State Senator Bill Brady (R-Bloomington). Continue reading »

Illinois Elections 2010: Pat Quinn Beating Bill Brady 2 to 1 among Hispanic Voters, New Poll Says

(Chicago, IL) – October 22, 2010. Despite a modest job approval ratings amongst Hispanic voters, Governor Pat Quinn is nevertheless winning Hispanic voters by 2 to 1 in the Illinois governor’s race over GOP rival Bill Brady, a new poll says. Continue reading »

Illinois Elections 2010: Pat Quinn, Bill Brady in Dead Heat; Cohen, Whitney Hurting Brady, New Polls Says

(Chicago, IL) – October 22, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn has shrunk GOP rival Bill Brady’s lead to only one point as the campaign nears its final turn, and he’s being boosted by third party candidates, according to a new poll. Continue reading »

Illinois Election 2010: Does New CNN/Time Poll Put Pat Quinn Back in the Game against Bill Brady?

(Chicago, IL) – September 30, 2010. A new CNN/Time poll released on Wednesday says the Illinois gubernatorial contest between Governor Pat Quinn and GOP and rival Bill Brady “is all tied up.” Continue reading »

Illinois Governor Election 2010: Scott Lee Cohen Finds 130,000 Other Clowns to Follow His Show

(Springfield, IL) — June 21, 2010. Honk, honk. Beep, beep. Vrooooom, vroooom. Disgraced former Democratic Lt. Governor candidate Scott Lee Cohen‘s clown car campaign has arrived in Springfield to file his candidate petitions to run for governor as an independent. Cohen seems to have found a 130,000 other clowns to fill the show’s tent. From … Continue reading »

Illinois Governor 2010 Election: Pat Quinn Brushes Aside Art Turner’s Illinois Lt. Governor Bid

(Chicago, IL) — March 16, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn appeared on Chicago WTTW-TV on Monday night and brushed aside the House Deputy Majority Leader Art Turner‘s candidacy to be Quinn’s running mate. During the interview with Carol Marin and Phil Ponce Quinn breezily overlooked Chicago Mayor Richard Daley‘s recent public backing of Turner. The 30-year … Continue reading »

Illinois Legislature: Senator Kwame Raoul Picks Up Bill to Fuse Governor-Lt. Governor Campaigns

(Springfield, IL) — March 17, 2010. State Senator Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) has snagged chief sponsorship of a House bill that requires candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor to run as a team during the primary election. The legislation, House Bill 5820, initiated by House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang (D-Skokie), which maintains the controversial office … Continue reading »

Illinois Budget: Despite Illinois Constitution, Pat Quinn’s Budget Eliminates Lt. Governor’s $139,200 Salary

(Springfield, IL) — March 17, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn‘s budget is not doing anything to make Illinois’ odd situation with the lieutenant governor’s office any less odd. Quinn has said since the debacle with Scott Lee Cohen — which left the Democrats without a lieutenant governor candidate – that he supports keeping the position.  However, … Continue reading »

Illinois Governor 2010: State Rep Art Turner or Sheila Simon for Lt. Governor?

(Chicago, IL) — March 9, 2010. House Deputy Majority Leader Art Turner or Sheila Simon for the Democrats’ Lt. Governor nominee? Chicago Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed is reporting that former U.S. Senator Paul Simon‘s daughter, Sheila, who wants to be Governor Pat Quinn‘s running mate–her and about 200 people–is also on Quinn’s short list. And … Continue reading »

Illinois Media–Carol Marin: Scott Lee Cohen Had Prostitute Problem; Jason Plummer Has Platitude Problem

(Chicago, IL) — March 1, 2010. Scott Lee Cohen had prostitutes and Jason Plummer has platitudes. Neither is helpful to a political candidate. Chicago Sun-Times columnist Carolin Marin filleted the 27-year old GOP Lt. Governor candidate in her recent column for dodging details and pushing platitudes. Referring Plummer’s sub-par interview with WTTW-TV host Phil Ponce, … Continue reading »

Illinois Governor Race 2010: GOP Lt. Governor Nominee Jason Plummer Says No Skeletons in Background

(Chicago, IL) — February 15, 2o10. Unlike Democrat Scott Lee Cohen, Republican Lt. Governor nominee Jason Plummer says his background is clean. “I don’t think there’s anything in my past,” 27-year-old Jason Plummer told the Daily Herald‘s Timothy Magaw. “I’m proud of what I’ve done. I’m proud of what my family’s done.” Heck, at 27, … Continue reading »

Illinois Govenor Race 2010: Dan Hynes Extends Olive Branch–and Chance for Victory–to Governor Pat Quinn

(Chicago, IL) February 8, 2010. Comptroller Dan Hynes has extended an olive branch–and a chance for victory in November–to Governor Pat Quinn. Hynes has signaled that he is willing to consider the Lt. Governor’s post if it is offered, according to Dave McKinney at the Chicago Sun-Times: A source in the Hynes camp told the … Continue reading »

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