Candidate Profile: Quinn says he can fix Springfield

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Only the early birds and Governor Pat Quinn are stirring around the Austin Neighborhood as he leaves his quaint, middle-class home on the far west side of Chicago. He leaves so early, most mornings that many of his neighbors are still asleep.

No tie, when possible, is part of the Quinn mystique of being a regular guy.

Pat Quinn is an old-school political organizer who cut his teeth fighting the establishment. He’s not afraid of the big guys and knows that, once again, he is David – fighting a Goliath of an opponent.

Quinn is hoping his foot soldier army of workers, veterans, woman and seniors can off-set the flood of money Bruce Rauner is using to gain traction.

Knowing he is fighting his toughest political battle of his life – getting voters to the polls is vital. That’s why President Obama has been here campaigning for Quinn. The President and other Democratic leaders urged voters to go early to the polls.

“It’s a very important election,” Quinn says. “So a lot of our campaigning is turning out people to vote. The most important action of citizenship is voting in an election.”

Quinn has to assure voters that he and not Rauner can fix Springfield.

The election is Nov 4.


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  • Lashonda joness

    You can’t fix what madigan and cullerton won’t let you. Until they are ousted no democratic governor will accomplish anything. And you pat. Have been a mistake for 6 years. Time for hope and change. Good luck mr Rauner. I hope you can change illinois and give us hope.

  • Zebra Stripes

    I have no faith that any governor of Illinois can fix its problems without cutting spending. But I’m not going to vote for a Republican who’s only interest is bringing their version of Taliban laws to Illinois. We see it happen too many times in neighboring states… NOT HERE!

  • 57ml

    The proverbial ‘deer in the headlights’ is only good at handing out millions of the taxpayers’ money to lost causes in chicago or begging (paying) business to stay or move to ill-annoyed. He may think he is the gov, but this is maddigan’s state.

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