Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014
Illinois State Fair Democrat Day
SPRINGFIELD -- Today marked Democrat Day at the Illinois State Fair In Springfield. For the second year in a row, Governor Pat Quinn cancelled the traditional afternoon rally.
The governor didn't get a warm welcome at the fair back in 2012. The AFSCME union protested and booed him off the stage after just two minutes. Today, Quinn did attend the Democratic County Chairman's association breakfast, along with other democratic candidates from across the state.
Quinn's locked in a tight battle with Republican Bruce Rauner, and one of the state's longest serving democrats says the race is causing some worry.
"I'm concerned about it," says Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White. "This is probably one of the most highly contested races I've ever experienced."
When asked by a reporter if he thought he could win if the election were held today, White replied "It's a dog race."
Tomorrow will be Republican Day at the State Fair in Springfield.
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