SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Hynes campaign shoots back

Friday, Jul 24, 2009

* Democratic Comptroller and gubernatorial candidate Dan Hynes responds to criticism from Gov. Pat Quinn that Hynes was “a no-show when it counts” on the budget…

Statement from Dan Hynes’ Campaign Spokesman Mike Rendina on Governor Quinn’s Negative Attack

“Governor Quinn is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts. After Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn spent 6 years in silence watching Rod Blagojevich drive our state into a ditch it is puzzling that he describes a 50% income tax increase on Illinois families as leadership. Comptroller Hynes sent Governor Quinn two letters this past year laying out $1.2 billion in cuts along with alternative revenue sources and urged the Governor not to incite panic in order to pass a 50% tax increase on the backs of working families. While Quinn flip-flopped on his own plans for the last six months, he couldn’t find the time to read either letter.”

Discuss

- Posted by Rich Miller        


40 Comments
  1. - What's in a name? - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 3:15 pm:

    This is gonna be fun.

    I’m guessing Hynes has charted the first 10 plays.


  2. - Fantasma - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 3:23 pm:

    Ouch


  3. - Tex - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 3:26 pm:

    man… even his comebacks are boring.


  4. - A Citizen - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 3:26 pm:

    The voters are going to get so sick and tired of all this negativity, bickering, and carping by all the Dems that they will vote a Republican in just for a fresh start to recovery. And besides, the Republicans are just nice guys . . . and gals!


  5. - Sewanee - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 3:27 pm:

    How much of a working relationship do the Governor and the Comptroller usually have? Will there be some cross-table glares in upcoming meetings?


  6. - Will County Woman - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 3:27 pm:

    Nice!

    Nicely worded and STRONG, yet respectful of governor quinn.


  7. - 10th Indy - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 3:28 pm:

    Round 1 - Hynes


  8. - siriusly - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 3:29 pm:

    Hynes has got a quiver full of arrows. Quinn should have stayed on his positive messages for a few more months before picking a fight with the guy who can beat him.

    Quinn should be talking about Capital=jobs and all his other feel good messages. Accusing your opponent of staying on the sidelines doesn’t sound like a winning message to me.

    Having the courage to push for a tax increase reminds me of another candidate for governor who was a “straight shooter”.


  9. - Ghost - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 3:33 pm:

    Hynes 1, Quinn 0

    If topinka had done this, we might have a differen gov today.


  10. - sal-says - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 3:33 pm:

    Unless he third-rails, Hynes could be as good as anybody.


  11. - Shore - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 3:36 pm:

    This is 2 lieutenants on the titanic arguing over who put the ship into the iceberg after the thing goes underwater. We need to be rid of the both of them.


  12. - wordslinger - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 3:41 pm:

    Quinn: “…a lot of financial people in government, I didn’t hear from. I didn’t hear anything.”

    Hynes (Rendina): “Hynes sent Governor Quinn two letters this past year laying out $1.2 billion in cuts along with alternative revenue sources… he couldn’t find the time to read either letter.”

    Captain, Road Prison 36 (Cool Hand Luke): What we’ve got here is… failure to communicate. Some men you just can’t reach. “


  13. - Alice - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 3:42 pm:

    So, am I assuming correctly that there will be no exciting candidates for guv this year?


  14. - Yellow Dog - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 3:43 pm:

    Quinn’s mistakes, in no particular order:

    1) Making the election about his tax increase;
    2) Being so obviously wrong on the facts;
    3) Blaming the other guy for not governing when you are, in fact, The Governor.

    Did I miss anything?


  15. - Yellow Dog - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 3:44 pm:

    oh yeah:

    4) Acknowledging Dan Hynes, who has big name recognition problems, and putting him in the news.


  16. - Ghost - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 3:49 pm:

    Words comment reminded me of something:

    === Hynes said he prepared the report to help Gov. Pat Quinn get a picture of state finances as the governor puts together a budget plan for the fiscal year that will start July 1. The budget plan is supposed to be done by Feb. 18, but lawmakers are going to give Quinn an extra month to complete it.

    Quinn met with Hynes to go over the report Wednesday, but Quinn declined to discuss how he will deal with the deficit.====

    (SJ-R 2/5/09) http://www.wickedlocal.com/il-springfield/state/x2143286226/Hynes-Budget-deficit-could-be-9-billion

    Interesting, back in Feb Hynes tried to actually discuss the budget with Quinn, and Quinn refused the discussion….


  17. - Rich Miller - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 3:53 pm:

    Ghost, I think that’s a mischaracterization of the story. Quinn wouldn’t talk to reporters, not Hynes. Read down two grafs…

    ===Hynes, too, ducked questions about how he would plug the budget hole or if the deficit can be erased without raising income or sales taxes.===


  18. - Inish - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 3:53 pm:

    I agree- nice response without it breaking into emotionally charged rhetoric. Vanilla as you may see him- Hynes can be seen as the voice of reason amongst a group of fighting tweens if he pushes back but doesn’t get sucked in- It could- it is too early to go negative.


  19. - You Go Boy - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 3:54 pm:

    Round(house) 1 Hynes


  20. - Will County Woman - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 3:54 pm:

    I hope that the Hynes statement made it out before the taping of Chicago Tonight’s Week in Review. And, if it did, or even if it did not, I hope that Carlos Hernandez Gomez is one of the panelist—he tells the truth—the BRUTAL truth. I like him.

    ;-)


  21. - Responsa - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 3:55 pm:

    You know, I make it a habit never to start watching American Idol while the early eliminations are going on and only tune in for the REAL competition between the final six or so. I’m starting to think that may be a good approach for the 2010 elections, too


  22. - Rob_N - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 3:58 pm:

    A Citizen, “And besides, the Republicans are just nice guys . . . and gals!”

    Joking right? Have you heard of Dan Proft?

    Shore,

    Please spell out for us how you think Hynes ran our ship of state in the iceberg?

    The Comptroller’s office (whether R or D) neither proposes budgets nor votes on budgets.

    Regardless, Hynes did send up several red flags (and did so while Blago was gov too) pointing out where he thought finances were going out of whack and suggestions on how to improve.

    But he has no legal stick with which to beat some sense into the gov’s office or legislature.


  23. - Ulysses - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 3:59 pm:

    Pretty darn good response.


  24. - party of one - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 4:04 pm:

    “if Topinka had done this we might have a different gov”

    I wish that were so…but the reality is that paid media, particularly at the rate blago was buying it, overshadows earned media everytime. But at least Hynes starts with a big financial advantage. That should make a huge diffence.


  25. - Joshua - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 4:06 pm:

    Wow, that’s a fastball at Quinn’s teeth. Sounds like Hynes has entrenched his position on the income tax increase. While I think a slightly softer, classier, more stately reply would have been more appropriate, this counters some impressions held of Hynes, namely that he’s a boring, push-over tinkerbell.


  26. - Inish - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 4:12 pm:

    Besides- milk toast might be the right medicine after years of greasy sausage…….


  27. - Niles Township - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 4:31 pm:

    Now if only Hynes could be articulate as his staff you might have a race, but I doubt he will suddently become an exciting speaker.


  28. - Ghost - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 4:37 pm:

    ahhh! My bad. Misinterpreted the reporters commentary seperated by the comma.


  29. - Chi Gal - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 4:40 pm:

    – Niles Township - Now if only Hynes could be articulate as his staff you might have a race, but I doubt he will suddenly become an exciting speaker. –

    That is ok, his daddy will keep him well scripted!


  30. - VanillaMan - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 4:48 pm:

    That is a very good response, and a start.


  31. - Amy - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 4:50 pm:

    oh, Chi Gal is oh so right…the Empire Strikes Back. soon we will be treated to all sorts of ’80s retro….daddy hynes and the 1987 election for Mayor in Chicago, Peg Roth (Assistant Comptroller) running for City Treasurer with daddy hynes, who is pulling the strings. it’s gonna get detailed and down and dirty. meet the new boss, same as the old boss.


  32. - Altgeld's Ghost - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 4:52 pm:

    It seems like both these guys have tin ears to the concerns of regular Illinoisans. Maybe they should sit in the cheap seats at the Cell or take a subway ride without the press corps as escorts and they will hear that people think the entire ship of state has been corrupted and their circular firing squad remarks today only adds to that thinking. Quinn waxed poetic about kennedy today, but let his teeth show against Hynes. typical of a man without the dicipline to win a difficult modern media campaign. Hynes, stiill remebering his 17% in 2004, wants to throw off the milk toast moniker and come out fighting. Why I oughta, why I oughta … Positively Popeyean


  33. Pingback ArchPundit | More Like It - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 4:58 pm:

    […] Rich has Dan Hynes’ response to Governor Quinn and it’s decidedly un-Hynes like: Statement from Dan Hynes’ Campaign Spokesman Mike Rendina on Governor Quinn’s Negative Attack […]


  34. - The Ref! - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 5:59 pm:

    I’m calling this one for Hynes. We can cry and whine all we want. I think we’re about to see a different kind of Dan. He has been promised another $1.5 million. Rich is right…People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.


  35. - Lloyd Dobbler - Friday, Jul 24, 09 @ 6:01 pm:

    Quinn hung a cookie and Hynes camp hit it out of the park.


  36. - John Doe - Saturday, Jul 25, 09 @ 4:15 am:

    Quinn’s response about Hynds:Correct & Accurate
    Hynd’s response about Quinn: Correct & Accurate

    Both Hynds and Quinn have me convinced that they are both right regarding their allegations about each other. Thanks, fellas! Now I know that I shouldn’t vote for either one of you for Governor of Illinois on November 2, 2010. You both certainly managed to convince me that you are both incompetent political hacks. Are you telling us that we should vote Republican so that Illinois can correct the horrible financial mess that you Democrats have left us with? Okay, a Republican candidate is obviously the way to vote this next election for real “Change”.


  37. - DzNts - Saturday, Jul 25, 09 @ 8:16 pm:

    So, by Quinn’s logic, he would have welcomed Hynes’ leadership and input into crafting a budget that Quinn would have been accountable for managing? That makes no logical sense. Quinn is quickly approaching the same problems his predecessor had: 1) a short memory; and 2) he can’t distinguish between campaiging and governing.

    After years of massive PR machines in the Governor’s office, including Quinn, it would be refreshing to see someone like Hynes or Bill Brady who is more interested in solving problems than issuing press releases.


  38. - freddy - Saturday, Jul 25, 09 @ 9:33 pm:

    Hurry up Chris Kennedy and save the day!


  39. - anon - Saturday, Jul 25, 09 @ 11:15 pm:

    Hynes is boring. Quinn’s right. I certainly can’t come up with any recollections of where Hynes was on the Budget. Also, Hynes has his problems with the cemeteries. All Quinn has to do is run a few commercials on all the tough cemetery oversight legislation Hynes had sponsored as Comptroller the last several years. The answer is none. It gets just a little old and boring that the cemetery lobby was just so tough. Are you a leader or what? Quinn will have some problems with the tax increase issue, but he should have no problem with Hynes in the Dem Primary.


  40. - anon - Saturday, Jul 25, 09 @ 11:20 pm:

    Amy, was Hynes’s Assistant Comptroller Peg Roth on the ticket as Treasurer that was going to run against Harold Washington?


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* React to Rauner vetoes
* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* Rauner vetoes several union-backed bills
* This just in... Illinois Supreme Court accepts direct appeal of remap case
* Social service providers claim administration has "unchecked discretion" over paying off old contracts
* GOP poll: Kirk and Duckworth essentially tied, Clinton leads by 14
* Today's quotable
* The Roger Ailes connection to Illinois
* Even more editorial support for the Independent Map Amendment
* Question of the day
* Today in Illinois history
* *** LIVE COVERAGE *** Rauner education press conference
* Trump's best point of the night
* Mrs. Rauner appears to support Turnaround Agenda strategy
* Caption contest!
* Adding some context to Rauner's e-mail diatribe
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Supplement to today’s edition
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Oh, this ought to be good
* Rauner apologizes for making "unfair, untrue" comments in old e-mail
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............
<


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

  
* Cyanogen layoffs hit hard, a new charge on apps expected
* Sprint “Unlimited Freedom Plan” tries out two lines for $100
* If we had a personal cloud instead of a phone, would we be better off?
* iPhone 7 Pro specs and features, Galaxy Note 7 battery & more – Pocketnow Daily
* Evan Blass leaks Apple iPhone 7 release date
* SurveyMonkey proclaims peak Pokemon GO in US
* Instant hidden rebate for Moto G4 on Amazon

* Sale suspended five days by White Sox
* Sale's Sox future may have new wrinkle
* Sale suspended five days by White Sox
* White Sox-Tigers suspended after 8 innings
* Sale scratched after 'clubhouse incident'
* Sale's Sox future may have new wrinkle
* Quintana to start after completion of suspended game

...............


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress

Loading


* The Sunday Spin Full Show 7/24/16: RNC 2016 Ful.....
* New publication is conservative PAC-sponsored..
* Sex offenders sue, saying registry laws keep th.....
* State costs for amendment notices likely to top.....
* SIU at the crossroads: Leaders weigh future of .....
* State Gets Shut-Off Notice..
* EXCLUSIVE: Aaron Schock Reacts to Grand Jury De.....
* Opinion | Voice of The Southern..
* Rauner, police work on pot bill - Danville Comm.....


* White Sox suspend top pitcher Chris Sale for 5 days
* Suspect in 4 bank robberies held in June heist
* Safety regulators get up for higher train speeds in Illinois
* Safety regulators get up for higher train speeds in Illinois
* Southern Illinois lacks hospitals with trauma centers
* Southern Illinois lacks hospitals with trauma centers
* EXCHANGE: Survivors of cancer victims marry, now family of 8
* WNBA withdraws fines for teams that wore black warmup shirts
* WNBA withdraws fines for teams that wore black warmup shirts
* Chicago police say Uber driver a felon with handgun, drugs

* State costs for amendment notices likely to top $2 million
* Rauner OKs regulating police use of cell-site simulators
* Illinois Supreme Court to consider remap ballot measure
* Rauner vetoes construction-wage, homecare-worker pay increases
* Rauner apologizes, Chicago teachers protest over 2011 email questioning their competency
* Providers: Stop gap budget won't have 'meaningful' impact
* Rauner apologizes for calling Chicago teachers illiterate
* Illinois ordered to rethink medical marijuana for migraines
* Rauner once called Chicago teachers 'virtually illiterate'
* Gov. Rauner signs early childhood law

* Lolla at 25: The math on the tickets, the T-shirts, the grass (not that grass)
* How Clinton can out-convention Trump
* Trump's running mate has a business success story of his own to tell
* Duking it out for dominance at O'Hare
* Why we need to reverse Chicago's tree loss, and other letters from readers


* Chicago beaches closed to swimming Sunday after heavy rains
* Sale not at the Cell for game today, won’t pitch Monday vs. Cubs
* Police: Person dead after jumping into lake at Diversey Harbor
* Jesse Jackson to speak at Democratic National Convention
* Democrats changing superdelegate rules; a Sanders win
* Leaked emails mar Democratic convention opening
* Two shot in Humboldt Park
* Suspect wearing wolf mask robs DeKalb bank at gunpoint
* Rambling outside Wooded Isle: Pondering mysteries and plans
* Man shot in South Chicago apartment


* White Sox suspend pitcher Chris Sale for five days
* Dexter Fowler out of Cubs' lineup
* 45 years after his Ravinia debut, James Levine makes an emotional homecoming
* Rain can't dampen Coldplay party at Soldier Field
* Australia won't move into Rio Olympic Village after toilets fail stress test
* California wildfires threaten thousands of homes; 1 body found
* Last year's new fair favorites return, along with more musical acts
* Just when you thought the White Sox season couldn’t become a bigger joke
* IOC decides against complete ban on Russians from Rio Olympics
* Several demonstrations planned in Philadelphia today ahead of Democratic convention


* State costs for amendment notices likely to top $2 million
* Statehouse Insider: Rauner, AFSCME conduct PR war while labor talks at standstill
* Bernard Schoenburg: Buscher moves from independent to GOP, Trump
* Connecting people with volunteer opportunities
* Sommer family gives back together
* Joel Erickson: Sen. Kirk must stand up for veterans' rights
* Charles Krauthammer: Notes from Cleveland: The two-part rebellion
* Rauner OKs regulating police use of cell-site simulators
* Illinois Supreme Court to consider remap ballot measure
* Rauner vetoes construction-wage, homecare-worker pay increases


* Special court in Madison County helps veterans avoid jail
* Science Center in Carbondale to feature Smithsonian exhibit exploring water
* Carbondale to purchase Bleyer Field
* Carbondale accepts bid to demolish Horizon Inn: Officials hope to have it done by end of 2016.
* PFOP: WWI homefront featured French-Belgian relief
* Community unites at Cultural Fest, embraces differences
* Volunteers rush to safely move pets away from fire
* Getting Personal: Susan Elmore
* Area history, July 24, 2016
* Top 50 College Football Teams of 2016: No. 11, Tennessee


* The Latest: Bloomberg to endorse Clinton in DNC speech
* Democrats will meet in a city of great economic inequality
* The Latest: National Olympic Committees back IOC ruling
* White Sox suspend top pitcher Chris Sale for 5 days
* ABLE accounts help people with disabilities save

* House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
* Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
* The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
* Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
* Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
* CBD Oil, and politics
* Simon considering state Senate bid
* Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
* Shutdown? State may not notice
* Rep. Bob Dold

* Durbin, Senators Send Letter to DEA Callin......
* Durbin Sends Letter to DEA Calling for Str......
* Durbin Announces $2.8 Million in HUD Fundi......

* Letter: Kirk's integrity - Northwest Herald...

* Rauner: A quick glimpse and confirmation.
* I’m not a Democrat and pension theft is a bipartisan effort.
* Mark Stefanik’s letter from Galway. Trump the Intruder.
* Random thoughts. This is not an election over who is a friend of Wall Street.
* Laundromat Coming To Wilson & Magnolia Strip Mall
* Trumps returns to old ways: denials and finger-pointing about Cruz
* Trump returns to old ways: denials and finger-pointing about Cruz
* Illinois GOP delegates cast 54 votes for Trump, 9 for Cruz, 6 for Kasich
* IR Readers Favorites for Third Week of July 2016
* Plagiarism.


* Discount Admission Tickets Available For Purchase At Area Retailers - Fair to extend purchasing hours at Emmerson Building
* Governor Announces Appointments
* New Halsted Street Bridge Finished at Byrne Interchange, Multimodal Travel, Neighborhood Connectivity Enhanced - Last of Eisenhower bridges to be completed, project moves into next phase
* No Pokemon Go access on Veteran Home’s grounds
* Governor Takes Bill Action




Hosted by MCS -- CapitolFax.com Privacy Policy -- SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax -- Advertise Here -- Mobile Version -- Contact Rich Miller