Tag Archives: Bill Brady

Chicago Reader (alt weekly): ‘A Libertarian Perspective on Our Recent Election’

Lauri Apple in the Chicago Reader alternative weekly:

logo_lp_illinois_blue.png The Libertarian Party of Illinois ran a full slate of candidates this year, with a guy named Lex Green at the top of the ballot. A “Green” Libertarian? Confusing! No wonder they didn’t meet the five percent threshold required to more easily get on the ballot in 2014.… Read more ...

Illinois exit poll: ‘I voted for change’

From a sampling of voter responses compiled by Phil Dotree at Yahoo News:

“(Democrat gubernatorial candidate Pat) Quinn wants to raise taxes. He won’t get the votes. (Republican candidate Bill) Brady says he’ll never raise taxes. He’ll just cut spending. How will that work when they can’t afford to pay anybody now?… Read more ...

Springfield IL State Journal Register: Green Whitney and Libertarian Green are better choices than Scott Lee Cohen

Journal-Register article sent to us by Scott West:

On Election Day, some people will be tempted to mark their ballot for Scott Lee Cohen, the independent candidate for governor.

They will look at their ballot and see the names of Republican Bill Brady and Democrat Pat Quinn and think about all the negative advertising the two have lobbed at each other.… Read more ...

Rich Whitney’s Campaign Is “Scraping the bottom of the barrel”

Rich Whitney sent out a strongly-worded (and somewhat frantic?) fundraising plea to supporters earlier this week. Below is an excerpt from the message:

Circumstances force me to be blunt: My campaign is REALLY hurting for money right now. Just when we need to be peaking, so that we can get some radio and cable TV ads and buy yard and window signs, and numerous other essentials, we are instead scraping the bottom of the barrel…

…Thus far, supporters have not followed through on such basic fundraising efforts as expected.

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Rich Whitney at 11% in IL Gubernatorial Race

From PublicPolicyPolling’s blog:

Despite being largely unknown and not particularly well liked Bill Brady leads with 39% to 30% for Quinn and 11% for Green Party candidate Rich Whitney, continuing his path toward becoming one of the most unlikely big state Governors in recent history.

Brady is winning 80% of Republicans while only 60% of Democrats are committed to Quinn.

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