SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Question of the day

Monday, Jul 12, 2010

* The setup

Illinois is changing the way political parties select their candidates for lieutenant governor.

Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation on Saturday that requires candidates of the same party to be nominated jointly instead of letting voters pick each nominee separately.

Under the new law, a gubernatorial candidate would select a running mate for the primary election. Voters would either support the pair or reject them over a different team.

* The Question: If both major party gubernatorial candidates could start all over and choose their own running mates from the get-go, whom should they have picked? Explain.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


31 Comments
  1. - Cincinnatus - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 11:43 am:

    Brady-Dillard would have had a nice balance.


  2. - Levois - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 11:55 am:

    Hey shouldn’t this be a constitutional amendment instead of a mere law?


  3. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 11:58 am:

    whom should they have picked?

    Brady/Gidwitz

    Quinn/Poshard


  4. - Thoughts... - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 12:03 pm:

    Brady should’ve gone with a suburban moderate, probably a woman, let’s say…Radogno or Pankau. The issue is simple - balance.

    Quinn - Linda Chapa LaVia. She’s energetic, from the suburbs, can tap into the Latino vote, and Quinn will have a rough go downstate no matter what, even with Sheila.

    Side note: I’m not sure who’s going to be willing to sign up like this in certain situations. For instance, I think Bill Brady would’ve had a difficult time securing a desirable running mate given that no one really gave his candidacy much credence until primary night. I think teaming pre-primary will give more strength to the frontrunners while handicapping the dark horses.

    I still think it’s a better way than current practice, but I’d personally like to see us go to a system where the parties’ central committees (or the gubernatorial candidates themselves) choose their running mate after the primary. They still have incentive to pick someone the people like because if they don’t, they’ll face backlash in the general election(and it keeps open the option of second-place finishers in the primary getting the nod).


  5. - Samwise - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 12:06 pm:

    Levois — No, this does not require a Constitutional Amendment. This law changes the election code, which is what lays out the guidelines how nominees are chosen.


  6. - Squideshi - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 12:08 pm:

    By “major” political party, I assume you mean “leading” political party–not “established” political party. :)


  7. - shore - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 12:13 pm:

    quinn had his pick so that’s asked and answered. I don’t know statehouse politics that well, but a suburban woman seems right for brady. Beth Coulson perhaps.

    Dillard would have been an awful choice as the last thing the party needs is another establishment moderate in springfield.


  8. - muon - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 12:23 pm:

    Article V.4 of the IL constitution specifically gives the legislature the power to require the two to run together as a team. It amazes me that this wasn’t put into effect after the 1986 debacle with the Fairchild LG candidacy.


  9. - Pat collins - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 12:24 pm:

    Of course, both Brady and Dillard wee running for the top spot.

    Brady’s best bet with have been Steve Rauschenburger. He’s well know, respected for his budget knowledge, and brings suburban balance.


  10. - Thomas Westgard - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 12:27 pm:

    In other words, Scott Lee Cohen actually had a measurable effect on political energy fields, even if not the way he intended.


  11. - JaySepshey - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 12:32 pm:

    Sen. Mike Jacobs would have brought a lot of votes to Quinn. Sen. Matt Murphy would have balanced brain-brain Brady!


  12. - dave - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 12:33 pm:

    I don’t know statehouse politics that well, but a suburban woman seems right for brady. Beth Coulson perhaps.

    Ha! You think that Coulson would have run with Brady? Thats funny.


  13. - Ron Day Voo - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 12:34 pm:

    Brady/Roeser

    Quinn/Monk


  14. - Todd - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 12:36 pm:

    It’s humorous to me to see Chicago area people frightened of downstate Republicans! :)


  15. - WRMNpolitics - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 12:37 pm:

    If both parties had it to do over again, they should eliminate the relatively meaningless “job” of Lt Gov.


  16. - Levois - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 12:45 pm:

    I disagree, they should give it some meaning like it used to have before the 1970 constitution was enacted.


  17. - Segatari - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 12:46 pm:

    Quinn already has started over, he’s picked his new running mate in Simon - thus the QOTD is moot on the Democratic ticket. It would be just Brady and Whitney picking running mates.


  18. - Rich Miller - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 12:46 pm:

    Stick to the question, please.


  19. - Deep South - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 12:51 pm:

    Well, Quinn may have picked his “running mate” but they still run separately. He could win, but she could lose. So who would be pick if he had to with someone as a pair?


  20. - Rich Miller - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 12:53 pm:

    ===but they still run separately. He could win, but she could lose===

    You are a confused person.


  21. - Vote Quimby! - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 1:02 pm:

    ==He could win, but she could lose==
    Sheila’s father was the last one to do that–they changed the law after that election.


  22. - GOP Pairings - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 1:15 pm:

    Kirk Dillard/Jim Edgar
    Bill Brady/Sarah Palin
    Andy McKenna/Richie Rich
    Jim Ryan/Joe Birkett
    Adam Andrzejewski/Lek Walesa
    Dan Proft/Betty Lauren Maltese


  23. - Deep South - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 1:20 pm:

    Thanks Rich, you explained it nicely.


  24. - Bongo Furry - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 1:21 pm:

    1.Brady/Mr. Burns
    2.Quinn/Doctor Who


  25. - Wumpus - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 1:24 pm:

    Brady-Proft. Proft is a smug, arrogant guy, but I like him. He knows what he beleives and will proudly admit those beliefs.

    Quinn-flavor of the day

    Isn’t Rauschenberger part of the reason we ar ein this mess?


  26. - wordslinger - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 1:42 pm:

    BradY: Judy Koehler, for moderation and depth

    Quinn: Roland Burris, because he’s never had that job and thinks he might be able to raise $1,500 for the campaign.


  27. - jaded voter - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 2:18 pm:

    So much for independent minded candidates slipping into the Lt. Gov position.

    Pat Quinn would never have got the Lt Gov position if it was slotted by the parties or the major candidates.

    Quinn slipped in b/c of the lack of attention to the office. All the talking heads were chuckling all night when he joined Blago at the winners stage. Same for SLCohen. Not necessarily a bad thing to have someone from outside the establishment circles. At least they can add some color.


  28. - just sayin' - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 3:40 pm:

    Brady - someone ethical who wouldn’t have to hide his tax returns after promising in the primary he was the ONE who would set a new standard for ethics and accountability. And maybe someone old enough to drive.

    Quinn - probably did the best he could do, which is is say mediocre.


  29. - Reformer - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 4:20 pm:

    Brady/Proft: Nothing like a little balance — rightwing and far rightwing.
    Quinn/Franks If Jack were on the ticket, perhaps he’s be a tad less critical.


  30. - fedup dem - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 7:50 pm:

    Quinn - Sheila Simon (about the only sensible thing Quinn has done of late, having spent too much time getting thisclose to Mayor Daley.

    Brady - Spanky the Clown (at least Spanky has had some real experience running for office).


  31. - T.J. - Monday, Jul 12, 10 @ 8:54 pm:

    Paul Vallas (D) and Jason Plummer (R).


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Dold, Schneider launch new TV ads
* Union PAC returns to airwaves with anti-Rauner ad
* A sure-fire cure for the grumpies
* Dem says Manar reform bill is a "disaster" that would "devastate schools"
* The congressional beat
* *** UPDATED x1 - There is a tie-in *** Ethics, schmethics
* Question of the day
* *** UPDATED x1 - 2010 AP "fact check" *** Everything old is new again
* Yesterday's best comment
* *** UPDATED x2 - Rauner response - Quinn response *** The strange case of Barry Saacks
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's cable TV buys
* Rate Pat Quinn's new Latino ad
* *** UPDATED x2 - IDOC responds *** Rauner going all-in on prison-related issues
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Supplement to today’s edition: TV ads, cable buy, mailers
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Good morning!
* 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

          
        * Google Now adds card to track lowest flight fares
        * Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter casts media to larger screens
        * Verizon DROID Turbo details get leaked, Moto S cover appears
        * You can have your pie app and eat it too with Pie Control
        * Notion home intelligence system makes home alarms smarter
        * DisplayPort comes to USB Type-C cable, will land on future phones
        * Cortana could be spreading across Europe soon

        * UK Minecraft Map Gets Houses Now
        * Things We Still Want to See in the Year 2030
        * RFID Technology Allows Robots To Search For Household Objects
        * Contour ROAM3 Can Survive 30 Feet Underwater
        * Samsung Gear S Arriving In The U.S. This Fall
        * Internet Connected Drones From Facebook (Rumor)
        * Gadget Delivery Startup Could Be Launched By Former Apple Retail Chief

        * Sale eyes AL ERA crown in finale against Tigers
        * Tigers 4, White Sox 3: Panic in Detroit, briefly
        * White Sox rally in ninth, fall to Tigers on walk-off
        * Romine's steal stands after White Sox challenge
        * Konerko's final games a time of reflection
        * John Danks can finish seasons again
        * Bassitt twirls gem, blanks Tigers for 7 2/3 in first win


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

        Archives
        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


        * UPS shooting - Cars sliding on grease - Murder .....
        * dennis_the_menace..
        * Nursing home trial focuses on confusing sale..
        * NIU’s Stevens Building renovation, rebuild begins..
        * Equality Illinois PAC endorses Gov. Quinn's re-.....


        * Vet charged with cruelty after dead animals found
        * Attorney accused of falsifying asylum requests
        * Treasurer hopefuls look to boost office's image
        * State hearing focuses on nuclear, renewable energy
        * Inmate escapes from Vandalia, Illinois prison
        * A look at Democratic treasurer candidate Frerichs
        * Mom's appeal seeks to revive Chicago lawsuit
        * Trial of alleged ringleader of 2 murders begins
        * A look at GOP candidate for treasurer Tom Cross
        * Springfield children's hospital official arrested

        * Chicago mayor wants state to reform drug laws
        * Former state health official charged in scheme
        * Governor candidates differ over ‘common sense’ on guns
        * Quinn, Rauner differ over ‘common sense’ on guns
        * Rauner gets support from black Chicago pastors
        * Don’t bet on gaming expansion — yet
        * GOP's Rauner gets another $1M from hedge fund CEO
        * Former Illinois prisoners get help reintegrating
        * Court: Lincoln inmate must use $20K settlement to pay incarceration costs
        * Deadline ahead for Illinois marijuana businesses

        * This on-demand dietitian aims to stop your 4 a.m. fridge binge
        * A quick look at the candidates for Illinois Treasurer
        * Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford looms over battle to replace him
        * United Continental settles immigration-bias claim
        * House GOP moves to repeal Quinn's new insurance tax


        * $250K bail for man charged with kidnapping in hostage standoff
        * Judge to hear recording of alleged mastermind of grisly Joliet murders
        * Dead dogs found at Dolton Animal Hospital; vet, manager charged
        * Defendant in Joliet double-murder waives right to jury trial
        * Convicted rapist charged in 2004 murder, rape on South Side
        * Go easier on petty drug offenders
        * Trial begins for latest defendant in Joliet double-murder
        * Trial begins for latest defendant to stand trial in Joliet double-murder


        * Dolton animal hospital owner, employee charged with cruelty
        * At least one injured in shootings
        * Suburban attorney indicted for falsifying asylum requests
        * Cops: "Smash and grabs" at high-end stores may be linked
        * Two plead guilty to extorting businessmen in bid to collect debts
        * Rauner talks crime, pivots from nursing home trial
        * Chicago church gives flock $500 each to spend for good
        * Texas man guilty of sexually assaulting young relative in Kane County
        * 1 person transferred to burn unit after Elmhurst restaurant fire
        * Former Cicero candidate gets 2-day suspension from job with attorney general


        * Illinois DCFS ward charged with murder
        * Chicago Mayor: Lower Penalties For Drugs
        * After the march, what's next for climate change?
        * Tim Landis: Bike Lanes, Medical Marijuana And Meat
        * Group Wants More Information For Voters When Selecting Judges
        * A Redo On Redistricting
        * Polls Showing Illinois Governor's Race A Draw
        * Cupich to be next Chicago archbishop
        * Listen to State Week - September 19, 2014
        * Chris Mooney: More Evidence-Based Policymaking Needed


        * Our Opinion: Don’t ignore the process, register to vote
        * Michael Gerson: Tall order for GOP in ‘16
        * Chicago mayor wants state to reform drug laws
        * Former state health official charged in scheme
        * Governor candidates differ over ‘common sense’ on guns
        * Kathleen Parker: Mark Sanford’s ongoing saga with himself
        * Rauner gets support from black Chicago pastors
        * Don’t bet on gaming expansion — yet
        * Thomas Schneider and Jay Scott: Building strong families to curb child abuse, neglect
        * GOP's Rauner gets another $1M from hedge fund CEO


        * Health agency to offer flu shots in Cass County
        * Corn harvest continues lagging
        * 'We can do this': Mayor rallies support to keep St. Elizabeth's in Belleville
        * Looking Back (Sept. 24, 2014)
        * Soccer squad moves up in poll
        * Police issue 28 tickets for alcohol violations
        * Kroner: Freshman sensations having big impact
        * Loren Tate: How about a quick start?
        * Beardstown reconsiders TIF priorities
        * County budget chair: Forget about new proposals


        * Animal rights activists protest circus in Elk Grove Village
        * Crystal Lake South delivers knockout punch to Huntley
        * Kelly Miller circus makes one-night stop in Elk Grove Village
        * Castillo single lifts Cubs past Cards in 10
        * Young Hersey's growing up quickly

        * Representative Jan Schakowsky Statement on...
        * Rep. Jan Schakowsky discounts threat from ...
        * Representative Jan Schakowsky Sends Letter...
        * Rep. candidate pushes to uphold marriage b...
        * Reps. Schakowsky and Waxman Introduce Bill...
        * Statement by Representative Jan Schakowsky...
        * FAA Rejects Call For New O'Hare Noise Stud...
        * Representatives Quigley, Duckworth, Schako...
        * Representative Jan Schakowsky Statement on...
        * Representative Jan Schakowsky Statement in...

        * Sen. Durbin Tells High Court Fed Got Swipe......
        * Sen. Durbin Tells High Court Fed Got Swipe......
        * Sen. Durbin Tells High Court Fed Got Swipe......
        * Sen. Durbin Tells High Court Fed Got Swipe......
        * Sen. Durbin Tells High Court Fed Got Swipe......

        * Democrat Giannoulias backs Republican Cros......

        * It's Called Message Testing...
        * That having been said...
        * Tips And Tricks On How To Succeed In College
        * This Election Season Is Reminding Me..
        * Blacks, Baseball and the Civil War
        * Karen Lewis, president of the CTU, talks about her possible mayoral bid Monday night on the Southwest Side
        * A Closer Look At The 8th Congressional District Race
        * Karen Lewis, president of the CTU, speaks at a public forum Monday night on the Southwest Side
        * Callis Pushes Back Against Residency Rumors
        * Education Activists Chain Themselves Together At City Hall Protest


        * The Economic Empowerment Forum Endorses Rauner for Governor
        * State Director on Aging Says September Observances Stress the Importance of Healthy Aging - September is Healthy Aging Month; September 23 is Falls Prevention Day
        * Governor Quinn Breaks Ground on First Veterans Home in Chicago - New Facility Will Care for 200 of the Nation’s Heroes
        * Quinn still refusing to fire 20 political cronies
        * Illinois Chamber of Commerce Endorses Rauner for Governor




            Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller