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Quinn Releases Heartfelt Final Ad Before Primary: "Me? I'm Counting On You."

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Governor Pat Quinn released a new campaign ad Wednesday, which will be the last before Tuesday's primary. The ad comes as polling numbers show Quinn a...

Poll: Dan Hynes Leads Quinn, Kirk Dillard Ahead In Tight Governor's Races

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The primaries for governor in both major parties are now officially wide open. Public Policy Polling released a survey Tuesday morning giving Dan H...

Undecided Voters Likely to Defeat Governor Quinn

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

A new poll in the 2010 Illinois Democratic primary for governor has Governor Pat Quinn's lead over Comptroller Dan Hynes shaved to 4 points. Gulp.

Quinn on the Rocks: Some Don't Think He Can Survive After Latest Poll

Huffington Post | David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new poll in the 2010 Illinois Democratic primary for governor has Governor Pat Quinn's lead over Comptroller Dan Hynes shaved to 4 points. Gulp....

Jesse Jackson Jr. Gives Quinn Endorsement: "Hynes Has No Constructive Message"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. joined Gov. Pat Quinn at a Rainbow PUSH forum Saturday and slammed Dan Hynes' recent television ads that showed former mayor Ha...

Dan Hynes, Pat Quinn Debate: Governor's Race Gets Personal As Both Charge Incompetence

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It was an hour of policy battles and ugly attacks on WTTW, as Governor Pat Quinn and challenger Dan Hynes met for a "candidate forum" on Chicago Tonig...

Hangin With the Hynes Clan

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

Harold Washington's pointed criticism of Pat Quinn is on tape because he meant it to be on tape.

Pat Quinn, Dan Hynes In Dead Heat In Governor Primary; Quinn Launches Racial Attacks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Governor Pat Quinn accused challenger Dan Hynes of stoking racial tensions Saturday, as new polling shows the race in a statistical dead heat. The ...

Dan Hynes Leads Gov. Pat Quinn By $1M In Governor's Race

suntimes.com | Turning Left | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"We believe we have every resource we need, including money, to win this race," Quinn spokeswoman Elizabeth Austin said. Through the end of last year...

Pat Quinn Attacks Dan Hynes For Burr Oak Cemetery Handling

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In response to a recent attack ad by rival Dan Hynes, the campaign of Governor Pat Quinn has released a 30-second spot hitting Hynes for his handling ...

Dan Hynes Slams Pat Quinn: New Ad Shows Harold Washington Saying Quinn Is 'Greatest Mistake'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Dan Hynes has released a new ad, featuring nearly a full minute of monologue by former Chicago mayor Harold Washington. In it, Washington describes hi...

Pat Quinn, Dan Hynes Attack Each Other In Debate

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

They shook hands at the end and said they'd still be friends, but for an hour, Gov. Quinn and challenger Dan Hynes accused each other of incompetence,...

Giannoulias Poll Has Quinn Below 50%

nbcchicago.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With the primary election only weeks away, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Hynes today continued to blast gov. Quinn over the state's prison re...

As Moratorium Nears Decade Mark, Democrats Show Little Leadership on Death Penalty

Paras Bhayani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paras Bhayani

Is there a chance Illinois will become the 16th state to abolish the death penalty? Unlikely. We ought to expect more from the Democrats who have governed Illinois lock, stock, and barrel.

Canvassing in Cyberspace

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

The social media tactics critical to President Obama's victory last fall have trickled down to state-level races in Illinois and bridged the partisan divide.

At Democratic Governor Debate, Quinn Touts Many 'Missions Accomplished' As Hynes Assails Rival's Credibility

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn declared his days are filled with "missions accomplished" on issues such as ethics reform and job creation at a debate this morning, bu...

Is Illinois Republican Governor Candidate Bill Brady a True Fiscal Conservative?

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

When Bill Brady's 2006 campaign expenses exceeded campaign income he borrowed, just like the State of Illinois has done to pay its bills. What's the difference?

Catholics Dominate Illinois Governor's Race

Chicago Catholic News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Those running for Illinois governor have their share of differences, but religion is not really one of them....

Ed Scanlan: Oak Park Trial Lawyer Enters Race For Governor

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A third Democrat is wading into the race for governor. Oak Park trial lawyer Ed Scanlan took his first plunge into electoral politics Thursday with a...

Dan, Want to Prove You're a Leader? Push Pat on Education

Paras Bhayani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paras Bhayani

Despite Quinn's bungling, Hynes hasn't really been able to gain much traction: he's trailing by 26 points in a recent Tribune poll. The only issues Hynes has addressed at length are budget-related.

Dan Seals, Ann Williams And Jacob Meister Have A Tip For Dan Hynes -- "It's Jobs"

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

A small but growing circle of Illinois candidates grasps that jobs -- not our famed corruption scandals or income tax plans -- are the key issue to win the 2010 elections here.

Ed Scanlan Says He Was Disinvited From Gubernatorial Debate, Implicates Hynes

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Long shot gubernatorial candidate Ed Scanlan claims he was disinvited from a Democratic debate and thinks it may have something to do with a rival cam...

Quinn Confident Rival Hynes Will Approve Loan

Chicago Public Radio | Susie An | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says he doesn't think politics will stop a short-term loan from getting approved by the state's comptroller....

Quinn Fires Back At Hynes In New Ad (WATCH)

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

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 sp...

Dan Hynes Offers Bold Jobs Plan, But Where Are the Jobs?

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Hynes offers no estimated cost to the state treasury to pay for his initiatives. He offers no timetable. Additionally, he offers zero estimate on the number of, well, jobs to be created. Zero.