Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » Quigley endorses Pritzker
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Quigley endorses Pritzker

Monday, Oct 30, 2017

* Press release…

Today, Congressman Mike Quigley endorsed JB Pritzker for governor at an event in Chicago. This marks JB’s third congressional endorsement after Congressman Luis Gutierrez and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos endorsed the campaign.

“Mike Quigley is one of our state and nation’s most respected congressman,” said JB Pritzker. “At every turn, he stands up for civil rights, immigrant rights, women’s rights and LGBTQ rights as President Trump tries to take them away. But while Mike Quigley is in Washington taking on Donald Trump and making his voice heard, we have a governor in Illinois who remains silent as Trump attacks our people. With Mike by my side, I’m confident that we can take down Donald Trump’s partner in Illinois, and get our state back on track.”

“JB Pritzker has the values we need in the governor’s office, the experience to turn this state around, and the track record to prove to me that he will do it,” said Congressman Mike Quigley. “When one branch of our government fails, others need to step up and protect us, promote our economic interests, and preserve the gains we have made as a society. But Bruce Rauner has been an absolute failure when it comes to this momentous responsibility. Democrats in Illinois have a special responsibility to the people of Illinois to put forward a candidate who will not only defeat Rauner, but restore Illinois. That person is JB Pritzker.”

- Posted by Rich Miller        

20 Comments
  1. - Anonymous - Monday, Oct 30, 17 @ 11:22 am:

    No comeback for Kennedy. Pritzker ran out of the gate fast and strong.


  2. - A guy - Monday, Oct 30, 17 @ 11:24 am:

    When I saw the headline, I thought it was the Seminary, not the Congressman from Elmhurst.


  3. - Arsenal - Monday, Oct 30, 17 @ 11:32 am:

    ==When I saw the headline, I thought it was the Seminary, not the Congressman from Elmhurst.==

    This just made me think about my FIL, who went to Quigley for a spell (just a spell, obviously). And while he likes Pritzker, well, tubby northside hockey fans ought to have a natural affinity for Pritzker.


  4. - Arsenal - Monday, Oct 30, 17 @ 11:33 am:

    Anyway, decent get for Pritzker. Quigley’s well liked by northside liberal activists, a group with which Pritzker’s been a little weak.


  5. - A guy - Monday, Oct 30, 17 @ 11:37 am:

    Ars, I wasn’t completely fair there. He’s the Congressman in parts of Hinsdale too. lol


  6. - Arsenal - Monday, Oct 30, 17 @ 11:37 am:

    ==No comeback for Kennedy.==

    It like, just happened.


  7. - A guy - Monday, Oct 30, 17 @ 11:40 am:

    And….many more men attended Quigley to become biological fathers (and father in laws) rather than Reverend Fathers. Tons of those guys in Catholic Charities. The Seminary was an excellent educational opportunity.


  8. - Arsenal - Monday, Oct 30, 17 @ 11:51 am:

    ==The Seminary was an excellent educational opportunity.==

    He speaks highly of it, even if the collar ultimately wasn’t for him.


  9. - Thomas Paine - Monday, Oct 30, 17 @ 11:53 am:

    It isn’t quite a Jan Schakowsky endorsement, but this is a good ‘get.’

    Quigley is one of the top Democratic vote getters in Illinois, in the primary and the general.

    Remember the “big deal” Brad Schneider endorsement/unendirsement?

    Schneider received 11K primary votes in 2014 to Quigley’s 26K.


  10. - Lucky Pierre - Monday, Oct 30, 17 @ 12:17 pm:

    “When one branch of our government fails, others need to step up and protect us, promote our economic interests, and preserve the gains we have made as a society.”

    Representative Quigley believes the legislature has not failed Illinois for the past few decades. Only the past three years of Governor Rauner are the problem. Lots of luck defending that line when you visit your gerrymandered constituents in Hinsdale, Elmhurst and Oak Brook.

    What happened to the reformer who challenged the status quo and fought against tax increase in the Cook County Board?


  11. - VoteQuimby - Monday, Oct 30, 17 @ 1:04 pm:

    How has Jan S. managed to stay quiet this long?


  12. - Anonymous - Monday, Oct 30, 17 @ 1:07 pm:

    Sorry….I just not impressed with this guy. Just another Blago with more decimal points….


  13. - Retired Educator - Monday, Oct 30, 17 @ 1:35 pm:

    “How has Jan S. managed to stay quiet this long?”

    Daniel Biss is still in the race and he and Jan share the same voter base in Evanston. Unless Biss drops out, Jan is in a difficult spot concerning a gubernatorial endorsement.


  14. - Arsenal - Monday, Oct 30, 17 @ 1:41 pm:

    ==What happened to the reformer who challenged the status quo and fought against tax increase in the Cook County Board?==

    Bruce Rauner is the incumbent Governor, Captain 2014.


  15. - Trapped in the 'burbs - Monday, Oct 30, 17 @ 1:48 pm:

    As always, Jan will do what’s in her own best interest. Biss could have used her help but that time has passed.


  16. - Thomas Paine - Monday, Oct 30, 17 @ 3:40 pm:

    I don’t think Jan is standing on the side lines because she worries about hurting Biss’s feelings.

    Jan is probably aware that Biss has been coveting her job for awhile now. That annoys her to end. Plus, his voting record isn’t nearly as progressive as hers.

    On the other hand, she and JB ran against each other in 1998 when that seat for Congress opened up. I get the sense that Jan maybe ready to let bygones be, but on the other hand 20 years is a relatively short grudge in Illinois politics.


  17. - wordslinger - Monday, Oct 30, 17 @ 4:53 pm:

    – Tons of those guys in Catholic Charities. –

    What do those former seminarians think about the morality of reneging on signed contracts?

    How’s your “desperate” fundraising going, as you walk the streets peddling Trump/Rauner?


  18. - Anonymous - Monday, Oct 30, 17 @ 4:55 pm:

    Jan has a big stake in the Democratic Party of Evanston and the township committeeman has endorsed Biss.


  19. - A guy - Monday, Oct 30, 17 @ 5:26 pm:

    Sling, I don’t understand your question. I’m not peddling Rauner and Trump on the streets.

    Seminarians are no different than any other high school graduates; they don’t like it when someone doesn’t keep their word.

    As a rule, I really don’t discuss fundraising efforts at CC, other than it’s a constant need and process. Lately a lot of emphasis has gone to hurricane victims; I can tell you I’m very proud of the amount and type of help that CC was able to provide. Quickly.

    Many Seminarians are involved in Catholic Charities as an answer to a call to service. They’re doing good work.


  20. - wordslinger - Monday, Oct 30, 17 @ 5:35 pm:

    –I’m not peddling Rauner and Trump on the streets.–

    LOL, so who are you peddling during your never-ending walk of the World’s Largest GOP Precinct? Orville Hodge?

    –As a rule, I really don’t discuss fundraising efforts at CC, other than it’s a constant need and process.–

    Yeah, I’m sure it’s difficult to remember stuff you claimed but didn’t really happen. But, as a rule, what do you think about signing contracts and then vetoing the appropriations to pay them?


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* *** UPDATED x1 - All-clear given *** Statehouse evacuated
* Question of the day
* Mendoza react
* One last Jason Helland story
* "On Tuesday night" doesn't mean anything at all
* State loophole allows property tax avoidance
* Well, here's one way of getting an Oscar pic on the blog
* Direct Energy Proudly Supports Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
* The very real consequences of "hollowing out" state government
* Madigan says he's on board with legalizing pot, graduated income tax
* Skeptical lawmakers confront Lincoln foundation
* Mendoza launches mayoral campaign via video
* Don’t believe rental car companies distortions and half truths
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* *** LIVE COVERAGE ***
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............
<


Loading


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress




Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller