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October 2014


The Nine Political Lives of Pat Quinn

In mid-to-late 2013, Pat Quinn was being written off for re-election.  His approval was in the 20s or 30s, and a primary challenger seemed likely to knock him off before he even made it to the general elections.  Now, in late October of 2014, Quinn seems to still have some life left in him.  Polling is close, and Quinn has benefitted from a flawed opponent.  What is so striking about this development is that the exact same thing happened four years ago. Continue Reading