* He’s got spunk…
A little-known candidate for governor is hoping to take down Gov. Pat Quinn even before voters head to the polls next March.
Democrat Tio Hardiman and his running mate, lieutenant governor candidate Brunell Donald, filed a challenge to Quinn’s nominating petitions Monday, claiming the incumbent chief executive doesn’t have enough valid signatures to get on the ballot.
To qualify for a spot on the ballot, state law requires a candidate for governor to collect signatures from 5,000 registered voters.
Quinn says he’s just fine.
“We are confident in the number and quality of the governor’s nomination petitions,” campaign spokeswoman Leslie Wertheimer said Tuesday.
I highly doubt that Hardiman will succeed. But some Quinn allies have also challenged Hardiman’s signatures. That might be worth watching.