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  • Simon won't say if she backs Quinn for re-election

    Simon won't say if she backs Quinn for re-election
    More than five months after saying she wouldn’t return as Gov. Pat Quinn’s running mate, Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon announced Wednesday she would seek the Democratic comptroller nomination  but wouldn’t say if she backs her boss for re-...
  • GOP gubernatorial candidates jockey for position

    GOP gubernatorial candidates jockey for position
    Ask any of the four Republican governor candidates why they're running, and they'll quickly tick off a list of Illinois' perceived ills under Gov. Pat Quinn and the state's Democratic legislative leadership. Dig a bit deeper and they'll each cite the...
  • Dump the lite gov? Fee-fi-fiddly-i oh, yes

     
    I like Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, and not just because she’s a fellow banjo player. She’s friendly, unassuming, smart, straightforward. Whether she’d be a good Illinois attorney general or treasurer or, like her late father, Paul Simon, a U....
  • Quinn parts ways with longtime political consultant months before election

     
    Posted by Ray Long at 3:10 p.m. SPRINGFIELD -- -Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn has parted ways with a longtime political consultant less than three months before an election that will determine whether he keeps his job. Quinn today compared the......
  • The real issue lurking behind Quinn's email `scandal'

     
    Gov. Pat Quinn doesn't get it. His decision earlier this week to accept the resignation of a top aide over a laughably minor and isolated ethical slip was not just absurd, but conspicuously absurd. An investigation by Executive Inspector General......
  • It's official: Four U.S. Senate candidates, five for governor

     
    Posted by Rick Pearson at 1:33 p.m. The Illinois State Board of Elections today finalized the state’s Nov. 2 ballot, ruling out a slate of candidates running under the banner of the Constitution Party but leaving on a slate running......
  • Tribune poll: Brady holds slim lead over Quinn

     
    From the Sunday edition: Brady holds slim lead over Quinn Voters growing dissatisfied with governor but remain unsure about Republican rival By Rick Pearson, Tribune reporter 8:59 PM CDT, September 3, 2010 Voters don't know much about Republican...
  • February mayoral election will see no clowning around

     
    Thank Spanky. When Chicago voters go to the polls Feb. 22 and receive a ballot with a long list of names of ethnically and ideologically diverse mayoral candidates, they can offer up silent expressions of gratitude to Ray Wardingley (right),......
  • Cohen angling for the Tea Party endorsement?

     
    In an interview Monday with The Associated Press (Independent candidate for governor Scott Lee Cohen) said Illinois should eliminate unneeded social programs, but he couldn't name any. He said the state should do away with special funds but couldn't...
  • If he'd only had the nerve...

     
    UPDATE -- Quinn's campaign says it did have a comment. I'm adding it below...Quinn's campaign declined to comment on Cohen... from Rick Pearson's Sunday article, "Can Cohen be a spoiler in the governor's race? -- Independent candidate fights for...
  • Swilley signage

     
    Have you seen any of these Baxter Swilley yard signs around? Swilley is the running mate of independent candidate for governor Scott Lee Cohen, and I can't recall, looking back over three decades of observing and covering political campaigns in......
  • NRA backs Bill Brady in Illinois governor's race

     
    Posted by Ray Long at 3:40 p.m.Republican governor candidate Bill Brady today won the endorsement of the National Rifle Association's political arm. Word of the group's backing arrived as students at a forum in downtown Chicago got to compare Brady's........