Governor Pat Quinn is trailing by double-digits in the polls to a far-right Republican in a normally blue state. His opponent, Bill Brady, has taken control of the race, focusing the debate on Quinn's unpopular tax increase instead of his own less-than-mainstream positions on social issues.
And the governor doesn't seem too worried about it. Not worried enough to hire a campaign manager, at least.
In a video shot by the Capitol Fax blog's Barton Lorimor, the governor is asked how when he plans to hire someone to run his campaign. His response: "The campaign stuff will come after we're finished governing. I think we did okay in the primary, and we'll do okay in the general."
The governor can only hope that "after we're finished governing" is soon enough to right the sinking ship that is his re-election bid right now.
Watch Quinn's remark: