Three polls this month have shown Bill Brady with a significant lead against Pat Quinn. Comexpress just released numbers Friday that indicated that Brady was beating Governor Quinn 45 to 36 percent. A We Ask America poll from earlier in the month put Brady ahead of Quinn 44.6 percent versus 31.6 percent. And a Rasmussen Poll confirmed both of these findings with its poll illustrating that Brady is leading Quinn 47 to 37 percent.
It is clear Pat Quinn is getting desperate. On the heels of these polls, Bill Brady releases this statement today on the Democratic Central Committee's choice of Sheila Simon for lieutenant governor:
"First, I'd like to welcome Sheila Simon to the campaign.
"This will be an election about two very different visions. One vision will raise our taxes by 33 percent, continue to pursue job-killing polices and go along with the failed politics of the past. My vision is for a clean break in Illinois. We need to end the cycle of corruption, job-killing taxes, and reckless spending.
"Pat Quinn knows the people of Illinois are tired of the insiders who have mismanaged Illinois for too long. Sheila Simon herself said the Democrat ticket is "weak" from having too many Chicago-based candidates. But this race isn't about geography. It is about who will clean up Illinois and bring jobs back versus who will continue the old politics of spending and political paybacks."