ILLINOIS

Consider It a Warning

Daley’s rationale: Quinn could lose to a Republican.

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Aug. 22, 2013, 7:22 a.m.

In an in­ter­view on Wed­nes­day with the Quad-City Times, former White House chief of staff Bill Da­ley (D) “said … the pen­sion mess, cuts to edu­ca­tion and oth­er prob­lems will give Re­pub­lic­ans an open­ing in the gen­er­al elec­tion next year.” Da­ley: “It would be a stretch to say that the state is do­ing well or has done well over the last 12 years.” (Quad City Times)

Da­ley’s ap­peal to Demo­crats is fairly dir­ect: Gov. Pat Quinn (D) — who won by only 3,000 votes in 2010 — isn’t pop­u­lar, and his re­nom­in­a­tion next year puts the party’s con­trol of Spring­field in jeop­ardy.
Steven Shep­ard

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