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Illinois Governor Race 2014

Jobs News Could Be A Boon For Dem Governor In Tense Race

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Announcements that hundreds of jobs will be coming to Illinois at a new fertilizer plant and for online retailer Amazon highli...

Newspaper Reverses No-Endorsement Policy To Endorse Ex-Stakeholder

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

A major newspaper's decision to issue its first political endorsement in three years -- for a candidate who previously owned a stake in its parent com...

Koch-Backed Group Ramps Up Intervention In Tight Governor's Race

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

With less than three weeks to go before voters head to the polls in one of the nation's most contentious gubernatorial races, a conservative advocacy ...

Chris Christie: Illinois Governor Is 'Miserably Unpopular,' Has 'Failed'

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Monday had harsh words for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D), calling him a "failed" governor and accusing Illinois' D...

Gubernatorial Candidate Steps Back From Government Shutdown Threat

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

Shortly after video surfaced of Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (R) stating that he is open to shutting down the state government in ord...

Illinois Governor's Race Set To Be A Clash Over Economy

AP | SARA BURNETT and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — The race for Illinois governor is shaping up as a battle of vastly different visions on how to revive a lagging economy in one of the...

Could This Be Illinois' First Black Governor?

Posted 08.19.2013 | Chicago

Former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman is the latest candidate to jump into the 2014 running for Illinois Governor. Having previously promised a "c...

Lisa Madigan's Biggest Campaign Issue? Dad, Apparently

Posted 06.19.2013 | Chicago

When it comes to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's all-but-inevitable run for governor in 2014, her biggest obstacle may not be current Gov. Pa...

Poll: Madigan Leads Quinn Big Time In Governor Matchup

Posted 04.19.2013 | Chicago

A new poll released Friday has yet more bad news for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's reelection hopes. In the latest poll of Illinois voters conducted by...

Bill Daley Says He's Considering Running For Governor

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 02.19.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley said Thursday that he's "seriously" considering a run for Illinois governor in 2014, a mo...

Pat Quinn Polls As America's Least Popular Governor

Posted 11.30.2012 | Chicago

A survey released Thursday by Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling contained some terrible, no good, very bad news for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and...

Republican Illinois Governor Race Heats Up At RNC

Posted 08.29.2012 | Chicago

With some of Illinois' top Republican politicians gathered in Tampa for the GOP convention, the topic of Illinois' governorship was bound to come up. ...