Harold Speaks from the Grave
- Decades-old video of the late Mayor Harold Washington calling Pat Quinn "a totally and completely undisciplined individual," is at the center of Democratic challenger Dan Hynes' latest attack ad aimed at the sitting governor.
[...] The Quinn campaign responded this afternoon in a statement issued by spokeswoman Elizabeth Austin.
"The late, great Mayor Harold Washington is spinning in his grave today. It is outrageous that Dan Hynes is now invoking the name of Mayor Harold Washington in a blatant maneuver to mislead voters," she said. "That Dan Hynes would use a 24 year-old news clip of a beloved figure to attack Gov. Quinn shows there is no limit to his negative campaigning. There also is no limit to his hypocrisy."
- "I was nuts to do it. I must have been blind or staggering," said Washington, who died in 1987. "Pat Quinn is a totally and completely undisciplined individual who thinks this government is nothing but a large easel by which he can do his (public relations) work. He almost created a shambles in that department."
Quinn is toast. Perhaps the Illinois Combine follows?
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