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  • The real issue lurking behind Quinn's email `scandal'

     
    Gov. Pat Quinn doesn't get it. His decision earlier this week to accept the resignation of a top aide over a laughably minor and isolated ethical slip was not just absurd, but conspicuously absurd. An investigation by Executive Inspector General......
  • February mayoral election will see no clowning around

     
    Thank Spanky. When Chicago voters go to the polls Feb. 22 and receive a ballot with a long list of names of ethnically and ideologically diverse mayoral candidates, they can offer up silent expressions of gratitude to Ray Wardingley (right),......
  • Cohen angling for the Tea Party endorsement?

     
    In an interview Monday with The Associated Press (Independent candidate for governor Scott Lee Cohen) said Illinois should eliminate unneeded social programs, but he couldn't name any. He said the state should do away with special funds but couldn't...
  • If he'd only had the nerve...

     
    UPDATE -- Quinn's campaign says it did have a comment. I'm adding it below...Quinn's campaign declined to comment on Cohen... from Rick Pearson's Sunday article, "Can Cohen be a spoiler in the governor's race? -- Independent candidate fights for...
  • Swilley signage

     
    Have you seen any of these Baxter Swilley yard signs around? Swilley is the running mate of independent candidate for governor Scott Lee Cohen, and I can't recall, looking back over three decades of observing and covering political campaigns in......
  • Scott Lee Cohen yielded to a rumor. Next question.

     
    Clout Street reports on today's meeting of the candidates for governor in front of the Tribune editorial board. The article alludes to this exchange toward the conclusion of the session, which I hereby print in full (my lines highlighted in......
  • Why would anyone but a crazy person run for high office, anyway?

     
    Christopher Hitchens poses a question about politics that's often on my mind: What normal person would consider risking their career and their family life in order to undergo the incessant barrage of intrusive questioning about every aspect of their...
  • Cohen beholden to almost no one since almost no one donates to him

     
    The most recent Illinois State Board of Elections campaign finance reports show that supporters gave independent candidate for governor Scott Lee Cohen $4,184 from July 1 to October 3. Meanwhile, he loaned himself $2.13 million. Green Party nominee Rich...
  • The Green Party blues

     
    Rich Whitney, the Green Party candidate for governor received about 100,000 votes, or 3 percent of the total. LeAlan Jones, the party's U.S. Senate nominee, got nearly 117,000 votes in the general election, also 3 percent of the total. Whitney's......