Tag: governor

Alexi Giannoulias, dead man walking? (UPDATE)

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcchicago.com/video. U.S. Senate Democratic candidate Alexi Giannoulias (left) with former primary opponent Jacob Meister. Meister later dropped out of the primary and endorsed Giannoulias. Is Giannoulias the next to drop out? (Tribune photod by Chuck Berman) UPDATE: Giannoulias: White House backs me.  MSMBC raised that question, because of the Democratic... Read more »

Keep the lieutenant guv

Michael Madigan: What’s he up to? Chicago Tribune photo by Terrence Antonio James / For some unfathomable reason, House Speaker Michael Madigan has introduced legislation that would abolish the office of lieutenant governor. It’s hard to take it seriously when Madigan is getting blasted for not properly vetting Scott Lee Cohen, who won the Democratic primary for... Read more »

Democrats are stuck with Cohen

The Tribune reports: The Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor issued a statement today saying he has no intention of dropping out of the race, just hours after Gov. Pat Quinn said the Chicago pawnbroker should consider stepping aside for the good of the party’s ticket. Scott Lee Cohen said he wants his ex-girlfriend to talk... Read more »

Sen. Dillard won't concede

Press Release from Dillard: LISLE, Ill- State Senator Kirk Dillard, Republican candidate for governor, today released the following statement in response to the current status of the Republican gubernatorial race:    “Yesterday was a real testament to the strength and power of our grassroots.  Both Senator Brady and I were vastly outspent in this primary,... Read more »

Crain's endorses Quinn, Dillard

The Chicago business news weekly goes for Dillard, because of his experience in cutting taxes and for Quinn for his “independence of the political machine.”

Why GOP will lose Illinois, again

If this intra-party knifing keeps up, Republicans will be so split that Democrats will waltz back into the the governor’s mansion and keep Roland Burris’ seat in the Senate. This is something that must be avoided at all costs. I can’t explain it all, but the way that some Republicans are picking away at each... Read more »

Lisa Madigan our own Sarah Palin?

Now here’s a scenario to consider: If Lisa Madigan were governor what would her father, House Speaker Michael Madigan have done with her budget if he didn’t like it. Lisa Madigan, in deciding to seek re-election as Attorney General, made the right decision for her and the state because of the endless potential for conflicts... Read more »