* The AP looks at the two running mates, Paul Vallas and Evelyn Sanguinetti…
In the past few weeks, Vallas — a former top school official in Pennsylvania, Louisiana and Connecticut — has held several solo news conferences to pick apart Rauner’s ideas, including budget proposals. The sessions, with sharp extemporaneous speeches, prompted Rauner’s campaign to deem him Quinn’s “attack dog.” […]
“I call myself a watchdog. There’s a difference,” [Vallas] told the AP. “An attack dog attacks for a no reason. A watchdog guards the house. I’m going to bark until the neighbors hear … and do something about it.”
Sanguinetti hasn’t appeared publicly on her own in Chicago, prompting claims from Quinn campaign staffers that she’s not trusted to address reporters in Illinois’ largest media market. Sanguinetti dismissed the notion as “laughable,” explaining that she’s spoken often to crowds elsewhere, such as county party dinners and to Latino organizations and women’s groups.
“My role with Bruce is to be his partner and, as I meet with agencies, to relay all of Bruce’s vision when he’s unable to be there,” Sanguinetti, the daughter of immigrants from Cuba and Ecuador, told the AP.