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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 | 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% | 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...

Quinn Lands Endorsements, Jabs With Hynes Over Blago Ties

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Updated The fierce intra-party feuding between Gov. Pat Quinn and Comptroller Dan Hynes reached a new pitch Friday after Quinn announced his latest s...

Quinn's Fix: State Must Borrow Nearly $1B To Make It Through Winter

Chicago Public Radio | Susie An | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn wants to borrow close to $1 billion to finance the state through the winter....

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, 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...

Will Dan Hynes Drop Out of Illinois Governor's Race?

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

A few weeks ago, questions began to bubble on whether Hynes would or should drop out of the race against Quinn. The governor was on a roll. He was piling up union endorsements. No more.

Pat Quinn Formally Kicks Off Run For Governor

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, who succeeded ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich in January, has formally declared his run for a full term. Quinn, ...

Mike Quigley Endorses Pat Quinn For Governor Over Hynes

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley endorsed Pat Quinn Monday in the governor's bid for outright election to the job he inherited after Rod Blagojevich was impeach...