State Sen. Bill Brady (R-Bloomington), running for governor, says incumbent Pat Quinn is doing a bad job. One thing which might make Quinn better, Brady says, would be to live in the Executive Mansion year-round. Brady, speaking to a Springfield Republican luncheon Thursday, said it would help the morale of state workers and show a symbol of Springfield truly being the capital:
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“I run some businesses in Bloomington, and I know it’s important to have a presence there,” Brady said. “The distance that Pat Quinn has from the seat of state government affects our employees, and it creates a disdain.” He said he is the one who adheres to Republican values, unlike competitors State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) and businessman Bruce Rauner. Brady brought up a television commercial Dillard made for now-President Obama, and said Rauner is Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel’s only candidate left in the race. Brady says he’s against the proposals to increase the minimum wage and to switch to a “progressive” income tax.