CHICAGO (CBS) — Democratic candidate for governor Bill Daley continued his attack on incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn to rescind his controversial pick for the CTA board, but ducked questions about patronage hiring under his brother and father, both former mayors.
Quinn has nominated Thornton Township Supervisor Frank Zuccarelli – an influential Democratic powerbroker – to the Chicago Transit Authority Board, despite a state law barring transit board members from holding other government posts.
The governor’s office has said the law prohibiting transit board members from holding paid federal, state, county or municipal jobs does not apply to township posts.
“I think it’s a disgrace. I think you also have the issue of the governor’s office having to come up with some legal rationale as to why this doesn’t violate the double-dipping law, and I think that’s just a lot of baloney,” Daley said.