The gubernatorial ad wars, they have begun.
As expected, Gov. Pat Quinn this weekend responded to state Comptroller Dan Hynes' recent TV ad with a spot of his own that uses clips of Hynes' own ad to accuse him of being negative and disingenuous.
Hynes fired the first shot of the 2010 Democratic gubernatorial race last week with an ad that suggested that Quinn's plan to close a giant state budget deficit would raise income taxes 50 percent on all Illinoisans.
That's wrong, Quinn's response ad claims, saying the governor proposed cutting taxes for families making less than $60,000 a year.
But, as Capitol Fax's Rich Miller points out, Quinn later abandoned that proposal.