image
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

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013

* Former Gov. Jim Edgar, a Kirk Dillard supporter, weighed in on Bruce Rauner’s choice of Evelyn Sanguinetti as a running mate...

“With all of the Republican candidates for lieutenant governor now decided, it’s obvious who hit the home run. Kirk Dillard’s choice of Jil Tracy, an experienced state representative from Quincy, whose family business employs 1,000 Illinoisans in a food-distribution business, is clearly the most qualified to be governor if something were to happen to Kirk,” Edgar said.

Rauner chose a first-term Wheaton city council member and attorney. Brady chose a former mayor of a small, upscale suburb who has worked with Adam Andrzejewski. Rutherford chose a 2010 attorney general candidate.

* The Question: Do you agree with Jim Edgar’s claim that Kirk Dillard chose the “most qualified” running mate who could step into the top job? Take the poll and then explain your answer in comments, please.


survey services

…Adding… From the Twitters…


- Posted by Rich Miller        


44 Comments
  1. - Anonymour - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 12:31 pm:

    Compared to the other “top tier” candidates, or compared to OW?


  2. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 12:38 pm:

    The “most qualified” out of the four?

    Ya think?

    Jil Tracy is a member of the General Assembly, working on the Pension Committee, with Bill Brady no less, seen in her Caucus as a leader, represents a diverse district, requiring knowledge in Higer Education, Interstate Commerce, Agriculture… and being part of the Legislature, Jil Tracy has contact with colleagues throught Illinois that has given her the opportunity to learn about all of Illinois, just by talking to a seat mate, or someone across the aisle.

    She is not a former Mayor of an 8 precint town.

    She is not a 1st term Councilwoman, with 3,608 votes, finishing second to her credit.

    She is not a candidate seat-filler who sqandered a chance to build a base, and was until recently best known as a trivia answer.

    Of those 3, and Jil Tracy, who can BE Governor of the 5th Largest state, starting today, if need be?

    Jil Tracy is the best qualified, and this time, with the Guv Candidates choosing their #2s, it says even more about the #1s

    Jil Tracy is the most qualified, she is.


  3. - Darienite - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 12:38 pm:

    Voted ‘no’, as none of the running mates could step in readily.


  4. - Ron Burgundy - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 12:39 pm:

    Of course he’s right. Doesn’t mean he’s not biased, however.

    And I bet Gov. Quinn is thrilled to hear the Lt. Gov’s job is supposed to be “communicating his message.”


  5. - Chavez-respecting Obamist - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 12:42 pm:

    It’s a pretty low standard, but of the 4 she’s the most qualified.

    FTR, I didn’t think Sheila Simon was a good choice in any way except politically. Quinn needed someone from downstate–add that she’s a woman and Paul Simon’s kid and I can see why he chose her.

    I think finding someone from downstate would have been a good idea for Rauner and D-lard as well.


  6. - Cincinnatus - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 12:46 pm:

    Quincy can never be considered Cook County or its collars.


  7. - Shore - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 12:49 pm:

    I’m stunned that edgar thinks dillard’s lt gov is great. at the very least the party seems to be trying to learn lessons of 2012.


  8. - siriusly - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 1:00 pm:

    Dillard could have done better, but I would feel better about Tracy being Governor than any of the others. So I guess, yes, I do agree with Governor Edgar’s point.


  9. - downstate commissioner - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 1:00 pm:

    Voted “yes”. Willy summed it up pretty well; I’m as qualified as a couple of the lt gov candidates.
    At this point though, will probably vote for Rutherford in the primary.


  10. - A Naughty Moose - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 1:01 pm:

    Evelyn Sanguinetti. Italian for Sarah Palin?


  11. - Ron Burgundy - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 1:07 pm:

    I should also add in my opinion, only Dillard’s pick of Tracy is a net positive for his candidacy. The others are a wash.


  12. - Lil Enchilada - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 1:10 pm:

    Does he think picking a woman will soften voters about the GOP and their 1940’s views?


  13. - Demoralized - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 1:12 pm:

    I think from a comparison perspective Edgar is right. Tracy knows how state government works at least. No matter what people’s opinions are on the benefits of being an “outsider” you can’t get things done in Springfield if you don’t know how to get them done. Like it or not everybody has to work within the system. Tracy knows the system.


  14. - A guy... - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 1:13 pm:

    I rarely ever agreed with Jim Edgar. More than Mr. Right, he’s usually Mr. Right now. The party keeps saying they’re going to reach out to women and minorities. Rauner and Rutherford have made choices that indicate some seriousness in that vein. If you haven’t promoted many of either through your ranks, you have to look to effective people in lower offices. They’re all ready to be LG “candidates”. If and when a time comes, the job should prepare them for becoming a temporary Governor. If they succeed, it won’t be temporary. If it’s so darn important, why are we currently going on a second year without one?


  15. - East Central Illinois - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 1:14 pm:

    I think this is a very postive move for Dillard. The others don’t even compare to her at all; thus helping Dillard in the overall campaign.


  16. - Center - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 1:16 pm:

    I’m not sure who’s pick is most embarrassing…Bill’s, Dan’s or Bruce’s…a former mayor of a very small town, a beginner alderman or a nice guy who happens to be Asian. At least Brady didn’t pander to a minority group (except for last name). I hope a reporter asks Rauner how many other people (women) he approached before he settled on Ev. Were Senators Christine, Karen, Pam & Sue all asked?? I bet they were. Why did they all say NO?!?! If Bruce hates the establishment, then why did he ask all of those entrenched pols?!


  17. - Elo Kiddies - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 1:16 pm:

    @ A Guy — We have a Lt Gov. right now. You can find her name on the internet.

    But who will Quinn run with? Plenty of pickins left after the Republicans chose their mates.


  18. - One of the 35 - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 1:24 pm:

    Edgar is right. A downstater from Adams County gives good geographic balance to the ticket. A state rep knows how state government works. Tracy is just a better choice than the others.


  19. - MrJM - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 1:30 pm:

    “And the winner of the 2013 Tallest Dwarf award is…”

    – MrJM


  20. - Robert the Bruce - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 1:45 pm:

    Edgar makes a strong case. I’d agree that Dillard picked the most qualified Lt. Gov.

    That won’t stop Rauner from making a more populist case that Dillard/Tracy, part of state government, are part of the problem that he’ll need to clean up.


  21. - Jon Zahm - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 2:00 pm:

    Tracy by far has the most gravitas of the 4. Sanguinetti has the least. You could pull a backbench trustee or Alderman off of hundreds of boards across the state who would have comparable credentials to this first term councilperson.


  22. - flea - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 2:06 pm:

    Why is it Edgar keeps inserting his ego into this matter?


  23. - downstate hack - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 2:16 pm:

    Obviously the best choice of the four. Should give Dillard a deserved boost as people compare Ms. Tracy to the other picks.


  24. - Johnny Q. Suburban - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 2:18 pm:

    Most qualified? I’m not even sure anyone can possibly answer that question. I’m not sure how being a state rep qualifies someone to become governor. The two positions are separated by miles and miles and miles.

    What qualifies someone to be governor is intelligence and critical thinking ability, not political experience. Besides, I’m not sure a guv’s pick for lt. guv would ever influence a voter one way or another. (Unless you enter EW Jackson territory, which I think it’s safe to say none of these four are close to)


  25. - Chi - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 2:18 pm:

    “At least Brady didn’t pander”…

    Did you type that with a straight face?


  26. - steve schnorf - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 2:35 pm:

    Remember, you don’t have to outrun the bear…..


  27. - steve schnorf - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 2:37 pm:

    guy, so Tracy’s not a woman who should be reached out to, or what?


  28. - Cincinnatus - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 2:53 pm:

    - steve schnorf - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 2:35 pm:

    Remember, you don’t have to outrun the bear…..

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Snort!


  29. - Chicago Cynic - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 3:28 pm:

    Low bar. I voted yes.


  30. - A guy... - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 3:42 pm:

    Schnorf, Are middle aged white women new ground in the Lt.Gov. business? I think Asians and Hispanics are. So, I guess, or what? is the answer to give you.


  31. - Kwark - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 3:48 pm:

    ====Why is it Edgar keeps inserting his ego into this matter? ====

    I also thought this an interesting question. Besides wanting to boost his fmr CoS and protege, Edgar has a noticeable serious dislike for businessfolk who try jump the line into electoral politics. And Rauner comes straight out of central casting. Or maybe it’s just Rauner himself.


  32. - Adam Smith - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 4:17 pm:

    At the Lt. Guv debate you’ll need to tie strings to at least three candidates’ ankles so they don’t float away.

    Dillard made the only strong choice. Too early to tell if the other three prove to be assets or liabilities. I wonder if any of them can see Russia from their house?


  33. - LincolnLounger - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 4:27 pm:

    I’m sure Edgar allowed his name to be used by the campaign. Like it or not, that’s a huge aspect of Dillard’s campaign. I suppose as much as it drives plenty of us crazy, they certainly are consistent.


  34. - railrat - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 4:59 pm:

    voted yes 2 candidates that can draft a bill submit a bill work a bill and pass a bill can current Gov. or any of the other “teams” say that ? NOPE


  35. - Big Muddy - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 5:06 pm:

    If Shiela Simon can do it then anyone can.
    Mmmkay?


  36. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 7:01 pm:

    - Anonymour -,

    Thanks, appreciate the ‘Shout-Out’, but remember, I am just above, ‘Anybody’ being better then ‘No One’


  37. - Just The Way It Is One - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 7:36 pm:

    Yes, on the whole. Although not mandatory, it would really help, of course, that the Lt. Gov. Candidate really understand first-hand, if at all possible, the inner workings in Springfield, although a couple of the others (as a former Mayor of a Village or Town, an Attorney/former State-wide Candidate) are MINimally qualified, just not AS qualified.

    And Rauner’s choice is just not really in THAT category even–at least as about as miniscule an amount of background conceivable (and surely NOT the Best choice)…!


  38. - Illinois for Rutherford - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 7:48 pm:

    Show your support for Dan Rutherford by liking Illinois for Rutherford today!

    http://www.facebook.com/electdanrutherford


  39. - fake county chairman - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 7:54 pm:

    I wonder why she turned down Cong. SCHOCK in the beginning and went with LARD.I know JILL and DAN respect each other as both are very close to there families.Jill is very smart and headed the impeachment process against blago.


  40. - Soldier Of Fortune - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 9:00 pm:

    If I may be so bold to compare Rauner to FDR. FDR was highly critized for the Truman pick.
    Remember him? EPS is no Palin. She is very bright. Actually can can differentiate tactic from strategy. A rare quality in both candidates and campaigns.


  41. - Percival - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 9:22 pm:

    Rep. Tracy is of course the most qualified to be Governor. But Mr. Kim at least brings something of a different angle, with his international business experience that Dan Rutherford intends to bring to bear for business development. What Ms. Rodriguez and Ms. Sanguinetti bring to the table in substance is still a bit mysterious at this point.


  42. - Not a country bumpkin - Tuesday, Oct 8, 13 @ 10:35 pm:

    Jim who? Is that the guy that still thinks he’s relevant? Any one of the four Lt. Gov candidates will be capable of doing what Lt Govs usually do. Brady’s pick is a good one. She is sharp and articulate. So what if she comes from a “small town”?


  43. - VPlena - Wednesday, Oct 9, 13 @ 1:28 am:

    Ultimately people for Governor just like they vote for President. The second person isn’t likely to change an election. The first rule for choosing a running mate is Do No Harm, i.e. Thomas Eagleton, Geraldine Ferraro, Dan Quayle, Sarah Palin. Of the 4 chosen Jill Tracy, I.M.O. is the least likely to do any harm.


  44. - Oak Tree - Wednesday, Oct 9, 13 @ 7:42 am:

    All 4 lieutenant governors seem to be acceptable to me. None of them seem to be over-powering gubernatorial material (or else they might have run for governor themselves). They should all “float” should the Illinois ship of state happen to founder upon the upcoming rocks, lose another captain to death or the federal penal system , and start to sink. They all seem capable of taking over as captain should the need once again arise.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* *** UPDATED x1 - Rauner response *** Unions file suit over Rauner executive order
* Could Schneider face a primary foe?
* *** UPDATED x1 - Manar responds *** Madigan creates school funding task force
* Today's number: $1.8 billion
* Question of the day
* Editorial: "Don't fall for Exelon bailout"
* IDOT hiring monitor issues first report
* The Key to Lowering Workers’ Compensation Costs is Insurance Transparency and Oversight
* Under the bus he goes
* Learning the wrong lessons
* Rauner blasts "outrageous" lack of action
* *** LIVE *** Session coverage
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* 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

          
        * How developers are making apps for an Apple Watch they haven't seen yet
        * Acer upgrades Chromebox CXI with 4th-gen IntelCore i3 chip
        * Lumia questions: you ask, we answer
        * Here’s what the 2015 Moto E camera can do
        * Cyanogen CEO warns established mobile brands about to be “slaughtered”
        * Motorola president shares news of global Moto Maker, talks dissatisfaction with fingerprint scanners
        * Apple Watch hardware details rumored: engraving, Lightning port (sorta)

        * Watching Apple Watch’s Apps
        * 2015 VW e-Golf Limited Edition Unveiled
        * New Audi R8 Price For The UK Starts At £119,500
        * Roto Spinning Virtual Reality Chair Soon Launching On Kickstarter
        * AnonyStik Online Anonymity Solution Launches On Kickstarter (video)
        * Crowdfunding: What You Need to Know to Succeed With Crowdfunding
        * Unlocked Microsoft Lumia 640 Up For Pre-order In The UK

        * Crain progressing toward live batting practice
        * Danks' experience shaping his approach on mound
        * Abreu, Alexei add to spring hit total in Sox loss to LA
        * Pierzynski's quick thinking sent '05 White Sox on their way
        * Anderson focused in return opportunity with White Sox
        * Visitation, services for Minoso on Friday, Saturday
        * First impressions from the White Sox's first spring training game

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


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

        Archives
        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


        * Illinois oil train derailment near Galena creat.....
        * Kids Count report finds child poverty is persis.....
        * Rauner budget cuts target older Illinois foster.....
        * Rauner's budget aims to run transit funding off.....
        * Scott Walker takes on unions again..
        * Lawmakers chastise Rauner for staff salaries..
        * Ag students lobby for education funding..
        * Madigan forms education funding panel..


        * Fans, relatives to pay respects to White Sox star Minoso
        * Belleville woman, 68, dies following house fire
        * Train carrying Bakken crude derails, burns in Illinois
        * Remains of 2 babies put in ceiling at Indiana funeral home
        * Unions sue to block Gov. Rauner's order on dues collection
        * BNSF freight train derails near Galena
        * Woman admits role in arson that killed 15-year-old son
        * Anti-violence group lose funds as Illinois freezes spending
        * Cardinal Egan, retired NY archbishop, dies at age 82
        * Madigan creates task force to examine school funding

        * Senate Democrats criticize salaries in governor's office
        * House forms education funding task force
        * Unions sue to block Rauner's order on dues collection
        * Lawmakers propose increasing state's earned income tax credit
        * Local men plead guilty to stealing millions from Illinois EPA
        * Report: State budget cuts would harm children in poverty
        * Court monitor says IDOT should clean house on hiring rules
        * Senate President Cullerton: We're not stalling
        * Judge grants delay of medical marijuana permit in Kankakee

        * Why Ken Griffin hated one of his first jobs
        * Train hauling 103 oil cars derails outside Galena
        * Whistleblower alleges conspiracy at Peoples; ICC to vote on probe
        * Unions sue to block Rauner's order on dues collection
        *


          * Cab driver stabbed during robbery in West Rogers Park
          * The horror of a triple slaying plays out in criminal court
          * Iowa man forced third teen into prostitution, authorities say
          * 25 years for woman who hatched plot to kill drug dealer
          * Train carrying crude oil derails close to Mississippi River near Galena
          * Carol Stream man charged with sexually assaulting girl with spina bifida
          * Girl meets Austrian stem cell donor who helped her beat cancer
          * Man sentenced in battery, though victim said she lied about attack
          * Judge finds probable cause that ex-boyfriend raped escort
          * Moody's downgrades Chicago Park District's debt rating


          * Listen to State Week - February 27, 2015
          * Unions Take Rauner To Court
          * Art Beat: Three Art Shows & Rock N' Roll
          * Parents, Day Care Providers Worry About Child Care Funding
          * Full Audio: Poetry Out Loud - Central IL Regional Contest 2015
          * Let's Talk Kids - "A Shot in the Arm"
          * Lincoln Carriage Headed To DC
          * "Don't Get Used To This" Breezy Budget Hearing
          * Lawmaker Suggests Eliminating Tuition Waivers For University Employees' Children
          * Sexting Laws Could Be Added to School Handbooks


          * Our Opinion: Will Schock drown in the drip, drip, drip?
          * David E. Miller: New hepatitis C treatments save lives, reduce expensive complications
          * E.J. Dionne: The Bibi-Boehner coalition
          * Esther Cepeda: The importance of Chicago's Latino vote
          * Senate Democrats criticize salaries in governor's office
          * Quote of the Day: Thursday, March 5, 2015
          * House forms education funding task force
          * Unions sue to block Rauner's order on dues collection
          * Lawmakers propose increasing state's earned income tax credit
          * Local men plead guilty to stealing millions from Illinois EPA


          * Adjunct instructors struggle to make ends meet
          * A welcome warm up: Say goodbye to the snow in the Q-C region
          * Transmission line backers explain project
          * Hiring practices playing politics must be stopped
          * Upcoming Services (March 6)
          * Report: About 1 in 4 Rock Island County kids living in poverty
          * African-American society sprucing up its new home, exhibits
          * Alice Pohanka
          * Elizabeth Grimes-Bartlett
          * Lucy Korn


          * Finances top concern for U-46 school board candidates
          * Fans, relatives to pay respects to White Sox star Minoso
          * Ringling Bros. to give up elephant acts in 3 years
          * Rolling Meadows fire victim died from injuries in fall
          * Florida man faces sentencing in smuggling of Dodgers' Puig

          * US Rep. Randy Hultgren joins bipartisan gr...
          * National Review’s Rick Lowry and His Phony...
          * Bustos urges VA to improve access to care ...
          * EMILY's List Gala: Hillary Clinton Hosts a...
          * Bost support of comp time bill has comment...
          * Environmentally-friendly proposal could co...
          * Bob Clifford Named One of 100 Most Powerfu...
          * US lawmakers condemn Boko Haram’s terroris...
          * Illinois Reps urge nuclear solution
          * Hillary Clinton Ignores Email Controversy ...

          * Stopping an Out-of-Control IRS...
          * Republican bill aims to limit consumer bur......
          * George Will, Washington Post: IRS excesses......

          * Will the Senate weigh in on Iran negotiati......
          * Senators Introduce Resolution Honoring Nem......
          * Kirk Supports Strong, Bipartisan Path to S......
          * Kirk Honors General Pulaski and Emphasizes......

          * Spring Back On Sunday
          * The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #40: West Side Stories
          * Yes, Black America Fears The Police. Here's Why.
          * The [Friday] Papers
          * Beachwood Photo Booth: Avondale Chicken
          * Chuy Says He’ll Stop Red Light Cameras His First Day As Mayor
          * Do we need to “like” a political person in order to back him on Election Day?
          * Striking Balance Between Religion, Patient Care In IL
          * Proposal Seeks To Strike A Balance Between Religion, Patient Care In IL
          * DOJ: No Charges Filed Against Darren Wilson; Ferguson Police Blatantly Racist


          * Statewide Financial Aid Workshops Help Improve Illinois FAFSA® Completion Rates - Illinois Student Assistance Commission Encourages Students to Continue to Complete Their FAFSAs
          * White-Nose Syndrome Found in Four Additional Illinois Counties - Disease That Has Killed Millions of Bats in North America Confirmed For First Time in Union, Saline, Johnson and Jackson Counties
          * IDHR Introduces Training on Preventing Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace - Program will focus on proactive compliance with new law
          * IEMA Urges People to Prepare for Severe Weather - Tornadoes, floods and severe storms can happen any time of year
          * IDHS helps more than 5,000 individuals with disabilities find jobs - Program offers necessary tools to earn a living wage and become more independent




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