* Lynne Sweet interviewed Gov. Pat Quinn…
Quinn’s political operation is skeletal, which has some of his backers worried. Quinn sees no need at this stage to put together a data-digital-social media-driven operation that is the hallmark of many campaigns because, he told me, he has an army of foot soldiers.
“There is no substitute for folks who go door to door. We did our petition drive in 10 days, got 55,000 names to activate that,” Quinn said.
OK, he can delay the social media stuff if he wants, but he needs to start ramping up his campaign apparatus soon. Believe it or not, Quinn doesn’t yet have a campaign manager, and that field operation of his is basically just a loose conglomeration of existing county, township and ward organizations.
Meanwhile, Bruce Rauner reported another $100,000 contribution today and $95,000 in contributions yesterday afternoon. He’s now at $6.2 million and rising.
But, yeah, no hurry or anything.