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Governor Pat Quinn Didn't Win a Mandate for an Illinois Income Tax Increase

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Social issues won the Illinois gubernatorial election for Quinn. So instead of pushing for a tax increase now, he should spend the next two years cultivating public opinion to produce a genuine mandate. And then go for it.

Progressive, Conservative and Tea Party Voters Help Hand Governor Pat Quinn Victory

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

While the bean counters and the lawyers continue to sift through uncounted absentee and other ballots, we can call the election: Quinn has defeated GOP State Senator Bill Brady.

Illinois Liberal Voters Will Determine if Governor Pat Quinn Marks a Progressive Era or Historical Footnote

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

If Quinn falls on Tuesday, it won't be the Tea Party types who did him in -- it will be progressives.

Independent Voters Stampede to GOP, Dragging Down National Democrats, Governor Pat Quinn

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Governor Pat Quinn is looking more and more like a casualty of independents' pitched forks.

Dan Rutherford, Robin Kelly Fight for Nickels-and-Dimes in State Treasurer Race

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Candidates for the office of Illinois State Treasurer seldom stir voter interest or imagination in this junior constitutional office. The 2010 election is no different.

Bill Brady's Tea Party Push-Back

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Brady has been steadily bucking for months the cherished ideals of the rebellious, rancorous protest movement, but few seem to have noticed or cared.

Does the New CNN/Time Poll Put Governor Pat Quinn Back in the Game Against Bill Brady?

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

The poll reports that State Senator Brady leads Quinn 40%-38%. The Quinn camp is crazed with joy to be losing by two points.

Pat Quinn, Bill Brady and a Ticking Sound on the Illinois Budget as Election Day Approaches

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Governor Pat Quinn's gubernatorial campaign this week called on GOP opponent State Senator Bill Brady to detail his plan for the Illinois budget, arguing that the campaign clock is ticking.

Governor Pat Quinn Adds Teeth to State Law Against Illinois Dogfighting

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Pat Quinn signed a bill a few days ago that added teeth to state law to deter organized dogfights by imposing harsher criminal penalties on dog sadists and fight organizers.

Despite $1 Million in TV Ads, Bill Brady's Campaign Tanks 9 Points, New Poll Shows

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Brady has spent $600,000 in ads to introduce himself and another $400,000 to batter Quinn. Quinn's campaign allowed the ads to go unanswered. And you know what? Brady's poll numbers have tanked.

Bill Brady's Campaign Against Pat Quinn Stalls, New Poll Reveals

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Though Brady has gained no further traction since winning the GOP nomination, it is impossible to sugarcoat the results for Quinn. Grim.