2014 Governor’s Race
Former President Bill Clinton became the latest high-profile Democrat to back the re-election bids of Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, saying Tuesday that the candidates focus on issues important to voters, like jobs and health care.
President Barack Obama was in Chicago on Monday, with a focus on rallying fellow Democrats to cast their ballots in the race for governor.
She’s expected Tuesday at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Organizers say she’ll encourage early voting. She appears in a Quinn television ad released Monday where she notes Quinn’s efforts to boost Illinois’ minimum wage.
President Barack Obama’s popularity might be wavering nationally, but it’s still pretty high in Illinois, and Gov. Pat Quinn was welcoming the president’s appearance at what’s expected to be a campaign fundraiser on Wednesday.
The Quinn and Rauner campaigns were trading fire Tuesday as the race for governor intensifies with six weeks until Election Day.
In the race for governor, the Republican and Democratic candidates received competing endorsements Thursday from groups representing some of the state’s police officers and firefighters.
The political attacks were fast and furious Tuesday as Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner squared off in a joint appearance at the offices of the Chicago Tribune.
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Gov. Pat Quinn’s running mate on Thursday was leading the charge over the latest reports Republican challenger Bruce Rauner’s past support for reducing the minimum wage.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel appeared to be trying to put some distance between himself and his good friend Bruce Rauner, the Republican nominee for governor.
Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner both were getting some help from political heavyweights on the campaign trail on Monday, hoping for a boost in the race for governor.
Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner accused each other of being dishonest on the issue of term limits, Rauner filed an emergency petition asking the Illinois Supreme Court to decide whether voters can weigh in on the question in November.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said, as a candidate for governor, his friend Bruce Rauner should make his full tax returns and supporting documents public.
Gov. Pat Quinn insisted he has Republican challenger Bruce Rauner just where he wants him.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has called for a federal investigation of federal disaster relief funds that the Quinn administration used for an anti-violence program already under the microscope for mismanagement of funds.
Illinois voters will get a chance in November to weigh in on whether millionaires should pay an additional income tax to help fund schools after Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Tuesday adding a nonbinding resolution to the ballot.
Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner traded barbs Thursday on the issue of violent crime, as the governor sought to make Rauner’s support for ownership of assault weapons a major campaign issue.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican rival Bruce Rauner have both sought to use the state’s jobs situation as a political weapon. But their claims and the numbers behind them demonstrate that the picture isn’t nearly as clear as either Quinn or Rauner suggests.
Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner on Thursday offered a plan to revamp the state’s tax system, and voiced support for raising the minimum wage, coupled with business reforms.
A bipartisan legislative panel was debating Wednesday morning whether to comply with a request from federal prosecutors to hold off on their own investigation a scandal-plagued anti-violence program Gov. Pat Quinn launched during his 2010 election run.