Gov. Pat Quinn says he’s been too busy running the state to do any campaigning against a little-known Democratic challenger. Quinn says he’s devoted his time to issues like winter storm preparation rather than focusing on his only opponent in Tuesday’s primary, anti-violence activist Tio Hardiman. While no poll has Quinn even close to losing, Hardiman has garnered a surprising amount of support despite having little in campaign funds.
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Quinn says he’s confident that his record will speak for itself. “We abolished the death penalty. We established marriage equality. We reformed the pension law. We have invested in important matters that will make life better for Illinois, and those are the kinds of things that people want, and I think that’s the best way to go to the electorate on Tuesday.”
Hardiman has called Quinn a coward for not participating in any debates ahead of the election, which Quinn had done when he was challenged by Dan Hynes in 2010.