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*** LIVE COVERAGE *** Illinois State Fair Governor’s Day

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016

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- Posted by Rich Miller        

19 Comments
  1. - Huh? - Wednesday, Aug 17, 16 @ 9:19 am:

    “Rauner … thanking IL republicans “for your patronage,”…”

    That was no Freudian slip. It’s what he thinks and how he controls the party.


  2. - Deft Wing - Wednesday, Aug 17, 16 @ 9:28 am:

    “No, thank YOU for your purchases, Governor.”


  3. - austinman - Wednesday, Aug 17, 16 @ 9:33 am:

    What the Minority Leader meant to say is that Dury and company helped you with stopping 66 overrides. The ground game is going to take the money and dump the literature in the recyable bin.


  4. - Let Them Eat Deep-Fried Cake on a Stick! - Wednesday, Aug 17, 16 @ 9:56 am:

    With all of the elected officials at the fair this week, I can’t help but think we’re missing out on an outstanding opportunity for a Dunk Tank fundraiser.


  5. - Keyrock - Wednesday, Aug 17, 16 @ 10:01 am:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Blueroomstream/status/765911834817728512

    I’ve seen eyes like that picture of Rauner on sci fi tv shows. Just before the death rays fire.


  6. - Highland IL - Wednesday, Aug 17, 16 @ 10:14 am:

    “Congressmen Davis: “Illinois is the envy of the country. We see growth.”

    Senator McCarter & his Common Sense Caucus differ with Davis on this point….and voting for John Shimkus.


  7. - G'Kar - Wednesday, Aug 17, 16 @ 10:24 am:

    Leader Durkin: “After eighteen months we have not crumbled. We are a united caucus!”

    Yes, we are all united in fear of or in lust for Rauner’s campaign money./s


  8. - The Captain - Wednesday, Aug 17, 16 @ 10:27 am:

    These two tweets (1, 2) quote speakers who lack any self awareness. An almost mind boggling lack of self awareness.


  9. - Mama - Wednesday, Aug 17, 16 @ 10:28 am:

    “Congressmen Davis: “Illinois is the envy of the country. We see growth.”

    What is he smoking?


  10. - BK Bro - Wednesday, Aug 17, 16 @ 10:45 am:

    Davis is living in a fantasy land. Illinois is a subject of national embarrassment. No State budget, vendors not getting paid, CPS on the verge of financial insolvency (plus a CTU strike), City of Chicago in serious debt/deficit, state of IL AFSCME on the verge of strike, economic growth consistently under-performing, Rauner trying to make reforms…unsuccessfully. Total mess.

    Go Bears.


  11. - Trolling Troll - Wednesday, Aug 17, 16 @ 12:31 pm:

    Pearson-
    GOP asks people to sit in hot sun by podium to make it look like big crowd on TV.
    Ha!! Hang in there GOP.


  12. - Ghost - Wednesday, Aug 17, 16 @ 1:30 pm:

    Thats an extremely white crowd.

    something the local GOP might want to consider


  13. - Huh? - Wednesday, Aug 17, 16 @ 1:43 pm:

    Don’t forget to pick up your $25 gift card before you leave.


  14. - Huh? - Wednesday, Aug 17, 16 @ 1:45 pm:

    “State taken over by machine that only cares about power”

    Well if the State would pay it’s electric bills, we wouldn’t have to worry about not having any power.


  15. - Say It Ain't So!!! - Wednesday, Aug 17, 16 @ 1:46 pm:

    I like the picture of the girl standing in the empty space, with 3 rows of chairs separating her from the governor.


  16. - Shake - Wednesday, Aug 17, 16 @ 2:02 pm:

    What A Huge Crowd!!! LOL….


  17. - Highland Il - Wednesday, Aug 17, 16 @ 2:18 pm:

    “Let’s go kick tails, ladies and gentlemen,” Rauner ends.”

    It’s about to get real up in here!


  18. - Vole - Wednesday, Aug 17, 16 @ 2:41 pm:

    I bid dos centavos for the GOP bull. Spare me the weight in my pocket.


  19. - Soccermom - Wednesday, Aug 17, 16 @ 3:24 pm:

    The excitement is palpable.


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