John Laesch: Quinn Picks Republican Running Mate

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Quinn Picks Republican Running Mate

By John Laesch, Progressive Fox, November 9, 2013

Who will you vote for on Nov. 5, 2014 if you are given the choice between voting for a Republican (pick one) and a Republican (Paul Vallas)?  Yep, Pat Quinn picked a Republican as his running mate, further alienating working people, minorities and women from the Democratic Party.


Four years ago, Vallas told host Jeff Berkowitz on the Public Affairs cable TV show that he’s now a Republican.

VALLAS: “I would take a Republican primary ballot.”
BERKOWITZ: “Do you think of yourself as a Republican?”
VALLAS: “I’m more of a Republican than a Democrat.”
BERKOWITZ: “If you run again for office you’d be running as a Republican?”
VALLAS: “I would, yes, yes.”

It gets better.

For the next two weeks expect to see the Governor’s staff and the patronage army running around the state gathering signatures for Quinn-Vallas, and by next Halloween we can expect to see something really scary. Two grey-haired, white males (Quinn-Vallas) running around the state of Illinois pointing their finger at two other white males (the likely Republican ticket) saying, “they are really, really, really bad! Vote for me instead.” 

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#1 the democratic wing of the democratic party

It is hard to understand why Quinn would pick a privatizing Republican. It can't be good politically.

#2 When in doubt, assume money

Hi Stephen: Just my guess, but most likely there are some big donations attached to the Vallas name. 2nd possibility is that Quinn think Vallas will attrack more white downstate voters. Your guess as good as mine.

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