Capitol - Your Illinois News Radar » Erika Harold campaign claims Pat Quinn is a “Madigan ally”
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Erika Harold campaign claims Pat Quinn is a “Madigan ally”

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017

* Fundraising pitch…

You might remember when we emailed you a little over two months ago to share the news that Lisa Madigan dropped out of the race against Erika Harold for Attorney General.

Well…the Madigan Machine is at it again.

No – Lisa is not running for office. But yesterday career politician and Madigan ally, former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, officially filed his petition signatures to get his name on the ballot against Erika.

We wanted to make sure you knew this because the last thing Illinois needs is a Madigan ally running for Attorney General.

Erika joined this race because she knows that Illinois deserves better. Challenge the Madigan Way by chipping in $5, $10, $20, or whatever you can afford to Erika’s campaign here.

JOIN US TODAY to challenge business as usual and get rid of career politicians.

* Meanwhile, from a press release…

Today, Daniel Biss announced that he has received the endorsement of renowned legal expert, campaign finance reform activist, and former presidential candidate Lawrence Lessig.

“Is it about money or people?” Lessig asked. “That’s the question that Illinois gets to answer. We must end big money politics. And Daniel’s fight here is the same fight everywhere — a fight by the people for a government that represents more than the billionaires.”

“Daniel is the only candidate we can trust to take on this broken system once in office. Backed by a statewide coalition of voters and experienced in organizing the legislature around his progressive vision, Daniel has the background necessary to implement long-term reforms to change the way campaigns are funded. I am honored to stand with a reformer, and I would urge every American committed to achieving democracy in America again to stand with him too.”

“I am honored to receive Lawrence’s endorsement,” said Daniel. “In the wake of Citizens United and amidst the chaos of the Trump presidency, our nation is at a crossroads: we can continue to sell our country, piece by piece and state by state, to out-of-touch billionaires, or we can take back our democracy for middle-and working class families. On Team Biss, we know where we stand — and we’re proud to have Lawrence Lessig alongside us.”

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 11:56 am:

    No suprise, given how Harold lacks political acumen, that a fundraising letter claims Quinn (snicker-snicker) is a Madigan ally.

    That’s really all Harold brings to the table. Harold is another prong for Rauner to say “Madigan”

    If Harold loses, again, she can try to run for the state senate, and join the likes of Jim Oberweis and (fingers crossed) Jason Plummer and they can form … the “Icarus Caucus”

  2. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 11:58 am:

    Here’s a handy guide for future Harold fundraising pitches:

    Kwame Raoul? Madigan ally.
    Jesse Ruiz? Madigan ally.
    Nancy Rotering? Madigan ally.
    Aaron Goldstein? Madigan ally.
    Renatto Marriotti? Madigan ally.
    Scott Drury? Madigan ally.

  3. - PublicServant - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 11:58 am:

    Madigan is the Pelosi of Illinois politics.

  4. - Fixer - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 12:03 pm:

    Here’s what I’m willing to chip in the the Harold campaign: not everyone with a D in front of their name on the ballot is a Madigan ally. The constant hand wringing and aging by Gov. Victim isn’t something you should take up. Take an actual position for voters to support you on besides “Madigan” maybe.

    My $0.02

  5. - Fixer - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 12:04 pm:

    Sorry, aging should be whining. Shrek thumbs and an iPhone don’t mix well.

  6. - DarkHorse - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 12:06 pm:

    Here’s a thought: do you think Harold controls her fundraising pitches, or is it dictated by Rauner?

  7. - Sameold - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 12:06 pm:

    Career Springfield Politician State Senator Dan Biss has been an insider who is a part of a system that needs be overhauled. We need an outsider and reformer like JB or Kennedy.

  8. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 12:12 pm:

    Can we interpret this to mean Harold thinks PQ is her strongest competitor? (God help us).

  9. - Pot calling kettle - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 12:13 pm:

    Straight from the Gov. Gaslight playbook. The lights aren’t flickering, it’s Madigan, always Madigan.

    They will continue to use the “It’s Madigan” message until they have proof it doesn’t work. It’s a simple message, easy to push, works for everything…what’s not to like?

  10. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 12:19 pm:

    I take it anti-abortion Harold will be returning all those contributions from the Boss Rauner-bankrolled ILGOP?

    That money-laundering gag doesnt make it any less Rauner’s money.

    Same goes for all other anti-abortion GOP candidates who take money from Rauner or the ILGOP.

    The old conflict between principles and principal….

  11. - Texas Red - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 12:34 pm:

    The responses here seem to indicate that Harold has accomplished much. In criticizing the campaign pitch her name is getting out, and she is inflating the status of an opponent she would potentially easily defeat in the general.

  12. - Amalia - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 12:39 pm:

    ok, the Erika Harold thing was my laugh of the day until the Lessig endorsement for Biss. he comes off more like a gadfly.

  13. - Lunchbox - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 12:40 pm:

    Kwame Raoul was the one slated by the Cook County Dems, he is going to get enough of the regular vote there to make up for the splintered rest of the vote between the other candidates in the burbs and downstate. I’d start aiming my arrows toward him, but to each his/her own…

  14. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 12:45 pm:

    Quinn will ask Michael Madigan how high to jump and then will jump. Seriously.. is this the best we can do….

  15. - Gooner - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 1:00 pm:

    I really wanted to like Harold, but so far her campaign is incredibly unimpressive.

    I’m not a fan of Kwame (the likely nominee) and moreover, since I expect J.B. to defeat Rauner, I would like to see a GOP A.G.

    She’s not it though.

    All she’s doing is reciting tedious lines.

    If she wants to be A.G., she’s going to have to establish to moderates like me that she can think on her own.

  16. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 1:23 pm:

    Quinn is much beloved. . . at Chicago State University where the students have to be housed in hotels and shuttled to and from classes because the pipes burst and there is no heat in the dormitories.

  17. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 1:33 pm:

    ===Quinn is much beloved. . . at Chicago State University===

    Yeah, I heard Quinn was seen leaving the dorm holding a shovel. It’s pretty clear he dug down and broke that pipe himself.

    I’ve read some wild, wacky stuff on this blog, but blaming Quinn for a burst pipe at CSU wins today’s dumbest comment of the day award.

    Also, pick a name so I know who I’m mocking.

  18. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 1:37 pm:

    I think some of you are underestimating Harold. Inexperienced? She’s in her mid 30s. She’ll be a quick learn. She did graduate from Harvard by the way. She’s polished and comes from a diverse background. She’ll have a chance. Quinn is recycled and unappealing. Remember, Hillary got knocked off by Obama. The public didn’t come around to like her a second time.

  19. - FearTheTree - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 1:42 pm:

    It’s going to be Quinn vs Harold. And I think Quinn wins by 2% points.

    Harold would easily beat any other Dem

  20. - Colin O'Scopey - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 1:49 pm:

    The brilliance, or lack thereof, of the “Because Madigan” strategy is a twist on the old adage “if you’re not with me, you’re against me”. Except in today’s parlance, it’s “if your not with me, you’re with Mike Madigan”.

    That dog has been flogged to the point that it is starting to lose it’s luster.

  21. - Cheryl44 - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 1:50 pm:

    I will never, ever vote for another Republican ever again. And the ILGOP can thank both Rauner and Trump for that.

  22. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 1:50 pm:

    @47th Ward:

    If you remember, Quinn enabled the scandal plagued administrators who mismanaged CSU into its on going crisis. There were long threads about those topics back in the day. Quinn was allied with some of the pols connected to the university, so he dumped trustees seeking to oust the university president and replaced them with hacks. Quinn has given speeches at commencement ceremonies at CSU.

  23. - Ducky LaMoore - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 1:54 pm:

    ===Quinn is recycled and unappealing.===

    Well actually, comparing him with his successor and his predecessor in the Governor’s Office, he looks quite good.

  24. - DarkHorse - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 1:54 pm:

    While I agree with anonymous to a point, there’s a difference between being an accomplished - even admirable - person, and being good at politics. On paper, Harold’s a great candidate. But is she actually good at the politics of getting elected?

  25. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 2:03 pm:

    Dude, Quinn’s been out of office for three years. The pipe burst last week. The statute of limitations for blaming Pat Quinn has expired. Try to keep up.

  26. - WS Mama - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 2:17 pm:

    I recall a post on facebook a year ago that Pat Quinn had been spotted getting a petition signed in Daley Plaza demanding term limits for the mayor of Chicago. The comments on the post were super snarky with most deeming Quinn a washed-up joke. Super anecdotal but I think most folks in the state do not hold Quinn in the highest regard. Many die-hard dems voted Rauner in the last election because of Quinn’s perceived ineffectiveness. I find it very hard to believe he will be the nominee despite Harold’s best efforts.

  27. - Lester Holt’s Mustache - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 2:21 pm:

    ==I think some of you are underestimating Harold==

    I think you and a lot of others overestimate her way too much. Her policy positions are what will drag her down in the general election against Quinn or anyone other Dem. The last time we saw Ms Harold as a candidate, she was running as the “Rodney Davis is too liberal” candidate. Opposition to abortion with no exceptions, adamantly against gay marriage, and other far-right stances she has taken over the years are going to hurt her vote totals everywhere but mid-to-south Illinois. She can try to moderate for this election, but her history reads like the female version of Ken Cucchinelli. Illinois voters are not going to elect an AG that’s likely to waste taxpayer money fighting Don Quixote-like court battles in the national culture wars.

  28. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 2:28 pm:

    ===The last time we saw Ms Harold as a candidate, she was running as the “Rodney Davis is too liberal” candidate. Opposition to abortion with no exceptions, adamantly against gay marriage, and other far-right stances she has taken over the years are going to hurt her vote totals everywhere but mid-to-south Illinois.===

    This is why Harold, who thinks the “Quinn-Madigan” fundraising plea, along with her own right leaning beliefs seem to be at odds with how voters might see the “real” her.

    Where Harold fails, she fails at thinking her “persona and story” will overcome her stances on same sex marriage and abortion statewide.

    Good luck with that.

  29. - Sigh - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 2:37 pm:

    Oh, Erika… do you remember this comment to a Champaign radio station back in 2014 after you lost to Davis?

    Oftentimes, people run campaigns that are negative and focus on tearing down other people because they think that, ultimately, that is what people will reward.

    “There’s a significant amount of the public who wants people to run positive campaigns,” she added.

  30. - Been there, done that - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 3:09 pm:

    Am I the only one remembering Quinn and Madigan locking horns several times while Quinn was Governor? Like Madigan holding up and/or killing Quinn’s bills in the House? I don’t remember them being all that close. This claim of hers (and the ILGOP) doesn’t quite fit, but I am sure they will spend millions on it anyway.

  31. - Smitty Irving - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 3:42 pm:

    If Ms. Harold thinks Quinn is a Madigan “ally” may I humbly suggest she read the edition of Illinois Issues from the month of her birth. /s

  32. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 3:48 pm:

    @47th Ward:

    Once again, you must not read the newspapers. Pipes have been bursting at regular intervals. This is not the first time that CSU has had to evacuate the dormitories. CSU Faculty Voice has blogged about this in the past.

  33. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 4:06 pm:

    ===Pipes have been bursting at regular intervals.===

    Anytime Rauner’s hand-picked leadership team wants to fix the problem, fine by me. You and Rauner are acting like Quinn is still Governor.

  34. - ArchPundit - Tuesday, Nov 28, 17 @ 6:23 pm:

    ===Where Harold fails, she fails at thinking her “persona and story” will overcome her stances on same sex marriage and abortion statewide.

    ===Good luck with that.

    It’s the Jeannie Ives claim that the lurkers are all with her.

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.

* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* Taking a sick day
* *** LIVE *** Session coverage
* Yesterday's stories

Visit our advertisers...









* Illinois receives $16M federal grant to fight o.....
* 400 kidney donors, recipients hope to break wor.....
* Illinois receives $16M federal grant to fight o.....
* Illinois receives $16M federal grant to fight o.....
* Illinois receives $16M federal grant to fight o.....
* Illinois receives $16M federal grant to fight o.....
* Illinois receives $16M federal grant to fight o.....
* Illinois receives $16M federal grant to fight o.....
* Illinois receives $16M federal grant to fight o.....
* A sanctuary county… for gun owners - Hot Air..

* White Sox reliever Farquhar has brain hemorrhage during game
* White Sox reliever suffers brain hemorrhage during game
* Illinois receives $16M federal grant to fight opioid abuse
* Ramsey Lewis to play Chicago Jazz Festival before retiring
* Illinois universities see rise in union activity
* Astronomical society opens observatory in Central Illinois
* Marker dedicated for W. Indiana's 'Little Syria' community
* Race to raise college scholarship money for Dreamers
* EXCHANGE: Veteran talks about building during wartime
* EXCHANGE: Former Peru resident restores old family tavern

* Government consolidation efforts gain traction in General Assembly
* Bill: Put therapists, not armed security, in Illinois schools
* Report: Improvements to veterans home could cost $265M
* Rauner's point person on Legionnaires' outbreak makes $20K monthly
* Presidential library publishes digital archive of papers from Lincoln's first 33 years
* McCann to run for governor as Conservative Party candidate
* Duckworth, daughter make Senate history
* Report: Raoul hired ex-state worker convicted in fraud case
* Central Illinois couple suing DCFS over handgun ban at home day cares
* Meet the Springfield Fire Department's first female division chief

* Chicago's largest privately held companies
* Yes, we need the United Way
* Techie Neal Sales-Griffin takes aim at Emanuel
* Corrections
* The 0.3%: Million-dollar earners in Illinois

* Warriors guard Stephen Curry cleared for modified practice after knee injury
* CPS still mum on who will be able to attend new Dunning school
* ‘Austin Powers’ star Verne Troyer dead at 49
* 1 killed, 1 injured in South Austin
* Roberta Flack leaves Harlem awards show after feeling ill
* Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson
* New lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal
* Kaepernick accepts award from Amnesty International, decries ‘lawful lynching’
* Man, 50, reported missing from Little Village may need medical attention
* Boy, 17, shot in South Shore

* Column: Starbucks incident not about 'unconscious bias.' It is about racist behavior in America.
* Armed robbers sought after crime spree spanning nearly 8 miles
* Man holding his daughter is fatally stabbed in neck in random attack at California steakhouse
* Former Cubs top prospect Gleyber Torres to be called up by Yankees
* 2 hospitalized after rollover in Lake Zurich that left vehicle upside down
* With Michael Cohen investigation, Trump's 'fixer' becomes a danger
* Trump tweets he doesn't think personal lawyer will 'flip' during investigation
* Actor Verne Troyer from 'Austin Powers' films dead at 49
* 4 former presidents among hundreds at Barbara Bush's funeral
* Toddler unharmed when gunman opens fire, killing 1 woman and injuring another

» Official: Pop Tax Repeal Could Mean Late Tax Bills, Budget Headaches
» Casino Sale Raises Questions About A Windfall - Or A Conflict - For Pritzker
» Eliminating Golden Parachutes in Illinois; Children’s Author M.J. Mouton; Illinois Budget
» Obamacare Protection Measure Fails in Illinois House
» State Week: McCann Makes Three; Blagojevich Makes Appeal; Preckwinkle Makes History
» WBEZ’s Chicago and Illinois News Roundup: April 20, 2018
» From Columbine To Parkland: Art And Activism
» Web Extra, The Week in Review: Is there a Newspaper War in Chicago?
» The Week in Review: Dorothy Brown Enters Mayoral Race
» #647 Jason Isbell & Opinions on Cardi B

* Government consolidation efforts gain traction in General Assembly
* Statehouse Insider: Governor's race could set records beyond spending
* Guest View: A nation at risk
* Ed Rogers: Anyone who wants to connect with people could learn a lot from Barbara Bush
* Thumbs Up: To women who break down barriers
* Bill: Put therapists, not armed security, in Illinois schools
* Report: Improvements to veterans home could cost $265M
* Rauner's point person on Legionnaires' outbreak makes $20K monthly
* Guest View: New bill would set a dangerous precedent for cybersecurity in Illinois
* Eugene Robinson: Trump's foreign policy is more like international lurching

* Illinois universities see rise in union activity
* Tickets still available for Skillet, For King & Country at SIU Arena on Thursday
* Ebertfest 2018: Day 4
* Illinois receives $16M federal grant to fight opioid abuse
* Midwest engineering students show off skills at SIUC's concrete canoe races
* I-64 driver hits cow, gets rear-ended by state trooper going after speeding suspect
* HS Baseball: Urbana vs Peoria Notre Dame
* Non-emergency number for Carbondale police is not working
* Go Red for Women volunteers put 'pursonality' into May 4 fundraiser at Walker's Bluff
* See the map: What Macon County, Decatur roads will be repaired this summer?

* Baseball: Glenbard East downs Larkin
* Softball: Cary-Grove puts broom to St. Charles North
* Softball: Walker, Glenbard West knock off West Chicago
* Texas school apologizes after slavery assignment
* Girls soccer: Libertyville learns from win against Prospect

* Morning Spin: Democrats still looking vote...
* Nazareth Academy students pray, walk, lear...
* Congress passes $1.3 trillion spending bil...
* Nazareth Academy students pray, walk, lear...
* Underwood hopes winning primary formula ca...
* House approves Curbelo, Hultgren bill prot...
* After primary win, Naperville nurse Underw...
* Bustos pushes to make 'blue wave' happen i...
* Pritzker, other Illinois Democrats in DC: ...
* This RSS feed URL is deprecated

* Booker, Durbin, Krishnamoorthi Introduce H......
* Durbin, Duckworth demand accounting of All......
* Area US senators' votes on Trump nominatio......
* What's the Deal With Chuck Schumer's Pot B......
* Durbin, Duckworth press Allegiant for flig......

* Tammy Duckworth becomes first senator to v......
* Few mothers could do what Tammy Duckworth ......
* Four stories that mattered this week, expl......
* 4 stories that mattered this week, explained...
* Sen. Tammy Duckworth bringing baby to Sena......

* "Meeting House Tavern" Coming Soon To Clark & Winnemac
* The Week In Chicago Rock
* The Weekend Desk Report
* IEA RA applauds Parkland student call for #NeverAgain. Votes down anti-NRA New Business Item.
* Just white.
* “You can’t arrest homelessness away.”
* Arizona.
* Final Permit Issued, 5050 N. Broadway Is Ready To Go
* Paris. 1968.
* Keeping retirement real. Steelworker dreams and nightmares.

* IEMA Highlights Role of Volunteers in Disasters
* Governor Rauner activates State Emergency Operations Center in Springfield
* February Flooding Information
* IEMA Urges People to Prepare for Severe Weather
* Governor issues state disaster proclamation for flooding in Iroquois, Kankakee, Vermilion Counties

* Apple is replacing some 13-inch MacBook Pro batteries
* DOJ probing AT&T, Verizon for collusion to thwart eSIM and you switching
* Apple is replacing the batteries for some 13-inch MacBook Pros
* Amazon won’t let users review James Comey’s new book if they didn’t purchase it through the site
* Netflix’s Cargo has a few new ideas for the zombie genre
* The Wikileaks Shop says that Coinbase has suspended its account
* Ikea’s first Bluetooth speakers show it’s still figuring out tech

* Farquhar stable after ruptured brain aneurysm
* Super Stats Pack: Game 15
* Astros romp, 10-0
* Farquhar stable after ruptured brain aneurysm
* Farquhar stable but critical after hemorrhage
* South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 16
* South Side Sox Roster Ranking: Round 16

Main Menu
Pundit rankings
Subscriber Content
Blagojevich Trial
Updated Posts

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


RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0

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