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.