Governor

Tribune Reports on Campaign Spending in Govenor's Race

Oct
21

Somehow I think I would have written this paragraph from yesterday's Chicago Tribune a bit differently:

Together, the two campaigns have raised nearly $80 million - $55.8 million by Rauner and $23.3 million by Quinn - since Rauner entered the race in March 2013. Rauner has personally given his campaign $20.1 million, including another $1.5 million reported to the State Board of Elections earlier Monday.

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Data Entry for Quinn

Oct
02

Entering data from call sheets at one of the Quinn offices in Chicago.

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Rauner: Let Them Eat Cake

Sep
11

Chicago Sun-Times:

"In a newly unearthed radio interview, Republican private equity investor Bruce Rauner admitted earlier this year that he once favored the outright elimination of Illinois’ minimum wage."

Was that before or after this Illinois version of Marie Anoinette forked over $100k to join a wine club?

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Recipe for Success

Aug
31

First day I canvassed for my friend Pat. It was a good time to be reminded how utterly decent people can be. Maybe it's something about being close to home. I'm still working on my message but this is really something we can win by reaching out to people door to door and face to face.

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Bruce Rauner on DailyKos

Mar
16

Banner ad paid for by 'Citizens for Rauner, Inc' [Inc?] -- trashing Kirk Dillard.

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With Friends Like These (Chicago Tribune Ed.)

Jan
26

ChicagoTribune_logo.gif The spoiled brats over at the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board have some warm words of advice for Lisa Madigan should she decide to run for governor:

It will be in the best interest of the people of Illinois — and in the best interest of Lisa Madigan — that her father, Michael Madigan, step down as speaker of the Illinois House.

Lisa Madigan's independence and credibility as a candidate — and more important, as governor — will depend on her father.

"Independence and credibility" -- that's the ticket! Of course, this is the same bunch who endorsed right-winger Bill Brady for governor last time round. It's not likely they're going to support Lisa Madigan one way or another.

[h/t CapitolFax Blog]

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Blago: Failed (Hollywood) Ganster

Dec
10

Rich Miller has this right:

There's no real mystery to understanding Rod Blagojevich.

He was, and still is, a failed wannabe gangster.

Not a real gangster who pops caps in people’s behinds. Blagojevich tried to model himself on movie gangsters....

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Scare Tactics from Amazon

Jan
06

I don't know if I ever want to shop from Amazon again. Here's what they're sending by email to all their Associates:

"We regret to inform you that the Illinois state legislature has passed an unconstitutional tax collection scheme that, if signed by Governor Quinn, would leave Amazon.com little choice but to end its relationships with Illinois-based Associates."

In other words, if passed, we'll dump you. Unbelievable.

See complete email after the jump...

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Recall is Just Plain Dumb

Oct
12

Eric Zorn has the right reaction to recall in Illinois:

I’m fearful of it, too. I worry that it will give too much power to interest groups with the money to mount petition drives and make elected officials even more skittish than they already are.

Zorn describes the Governor as non-plussed:

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