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It’s gonna be a long year, campers

Friday, Jun 27, 2014

* More shenanigans

The Illinois Republican Party sent a phony media advisory to WGN on Friday saying U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin would call on Gov. Quinn to testify at a special, legislative committee hearing about state funds that were allegedly misused. The advisory stated Durbin would issue the challenge during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a train station in Bellwood. […]

“But, this is a new low to put out a phony press release, supposedly from my office, and to involve my official staff in a campaign war, is unfair and inaccurate, and I think the Illinois State Republican Party ought to apologize to the media,” said Durbin. […]

On Thursday, the Quinn campaign misleadingly said Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner would be available to answer questions about how he used his clout and wealth to receive special treatment.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


16 Comments
  1. - Anon - Friday, Jun 27, 14 @ 2:37 pm:

    I don’t want to live in this state anymore. Phony press releases, wild over the top rhetoric, chickens and quinnochios.


  2. - Nonplussed - Friday, Jun 27, 14 @ 2:37 pm:

    We still have month until the Bears report to camp, so something has to fill the vacuum.


  3. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jun 27, 14 @ 2:40 pm:

    Phony or fake press releases?

    That’s my schtick! It’s a schtick, not a Communications strategy! Yikes.

    I’m a Dope, and these Dopes think this is the way to win?

    All these guys, take the weekend, soak your heads, then get back to all us, and try being Pros.

    (Mumbling) “phony or fake press releases…that’s my Dopiness…they’re suppose to be smarter…”

    @FakePoliticalReporter - if you want reporters to take you seriously, use snark sparingly, not as a diversion. You’re welcome. #PretendPressLeadsToNoCoverage


  4. - 47th Ward - Friday, Jun 27, 14 @ 2:42 pm:

    I miss Jack Dorgan.


  5. - Anonymous - Friday, Jun 27, 14 @ 2:46 pm:

    Brooke, Schrimpf, grow up please. This childish crap really needs to ease up. Neither of you are Donald Segretti - you’re not even artful with it. ENOUGH PLEASE.


  6. - Precinct Captain - Friday, Jun 27, 14 @ 2:49 pm:

    Next time some whiny fool complains that media mistreats the GOP, point them to stunts like this.


  7. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jun 27, 14 @ 2:51 pm:

    - 47th Ward -

    ===I miss Jack Dorgan.===

    You know, I say that at least every other day lately.


  8. - Big D - Friday, Jun 27, 14 @ 2:57 pm:

    Anonymous, Donald Segretti was no Dick Tuck either.


  9. - DuPage - Friday, Jun 27, 14 @ 2:59 pm:

    Political dirty tricks? In Illinois?

    “I am shocked, shocked to hear of gambling in this establishment!” said the French Foreign Legion commander.


  10. - Stones - Friday, Jun 27, 14 @ 3:16 pm:

    Is it just me or aren’t these the types of tactics used the last few weeks of the campaign? It doesn’t bode well when this stuff is happening in June.


  11. - CLJ - Friday, Jun 27, 14 @ 3:33 pm:

    I’m so glad the Hiawatha carries me across the Ill-Wis border at the end of everyday so I can hear about a completely different gubernatorial campaign in the evening.


  12. - LincolnLounger - Friday, Jun 27, 14 @ 3:53 pm:

    So let me get this straight. It was phony on purpose this time? Unlike when the State GOP called out Callis for plagiarizing her website content when it really was somebody in Iowa who did it.

    The Democrat statewide campaign staff is lousy because they haven’t needed to be good for so long, and the Republican statewide campaign staff is lousy because they have lost for so long they don’t know how to be good or they are strangers to Illinois who don’t understand.

    The end result is that Rich is right — a very long year for all.


  13. - OneMan - Friday, Jun 27, 14 @ 3:54 pm:

    It’s going to be a long year campers…

    So don’t waste all your hate early…


  14. - Anon - Friday, Jun 27, 14 @ 4:05 pm:

    Ironically, Brooke Anderson interned at the ILGOP at the same time Mike Z and Lance worked there. Remember their Governor for a Day stunt against Blago? Wonder if that’s why Quinn hired her.


  15. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Jun 27, 14 @ 4:06 pm:

    Campaigns, contact AWillyWord Con$ulting where we do phony right!


  16. - ok...... - Friday, Jun 27, 14 @ 4:13 pm:

    gonna be a long hot summer…….brace yourselves, the worst is yet to come from both sides. quite frankly i can’t wait.


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