Daley slams Quinn at Illinois State Fair

By WEEK Producer

August 14, 2013 Updated Aug 14, 2013 at 8:08 PM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois Democrats met in Springfield Wednesday, on what is usually called "Governor's Day" at the State Fair.

Pat Quinn decided any speeches this year would be given at the County Chairman's Breakfast, avoiding the booing he got last year from state workers.

This time he got slammed by his primary opponent, Bill Daley.

"I respect Pat Quinn. He's a decent guy, and has been stated before, he's a heck of a White Sox fan but just like the White Sox, we will not win if we do not make change. We can't win on a record that's heaped burdens on a struggling middle class,” said Daley.

Pat Quinn came back with his own assessment of his chances for re-election, saying he was the candidate who could win.

"I'm not here to run a popularity contest,” said Quinn. “I'm here to do what's right and I think everybody knows that's what I've been doing.”

It wasn't all Democrat bashing Democrat in Springfield.

Comptroller candidate Duffy Blackburn of Will County announced he was suspending his campaign and endorsing Lt. Governor Sheila Simon for the post.

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