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Biden headlines Gov. Quinn get-out-the-vote rally Oct. 12 in Chicago

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below, from Quinn campaign.....


CHICAGO--Vice President Joe Biden will join Governor Pat Quinn in Chicago for a free "Putting Illinois Back to Work" rally on October 12, 2010. The rally, which coincides with the first day of Early Voting, marks the ramp up for the Democratic Party's "Get Out The Vote" efforts. The event will be held at the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Local 130 Hall. Biden's appearance, just three weeks before Election Day, is a reminder of how much is at stake in the election and will serve as a rallying cry to Democratic voters.

"We're thrilled to have Vice President Biden show his support for Governor Quinn and his visit is a reminder of how much is at stake in this election," Campaign Manager Ben Nuckels said. "Joe Biden has spent his entire career fighting for working families, and he understands that the best way to help Illinois families is to elect Pat Quinn."

The announcement of Biden's visit comes as Governor Quinn has overtaken his opponent Senator Bill Brady in the polls. A recent Chicago Tribune poll showed Governor Quinn now leads the race by one point. According to the Tribune, Brady's early lead in the race has "evaporated." The results are in line with those of CNN/Opinion Research and other polling firms.

Under Governor Quinn, Illinois' economic recovery is outpacing the nation's. Unemployment has declined steadily in 2010, and Governor Quinn is continuing to put people in Illinois back to work. In 20 months as governor, he has worked with Ford, Navistar, UPS, and many other companies to help them save and create thousands of jobs in Illinois.

In recent weeks, Senator Bill Brady has admitted his plan would increase Illinois' deficit by giving $1 billion in tax cuts for the wealthy. At the same time, he would slash funding for vital services, including more than $1 billion from education. Ralph Martire of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, a nonpartisan budget expert, estimates that Brady's proposal would cost Illinois 128,000 jobs in the private sector.

Governor Pat Quinn has spent more than 35 years fighting for working families. He has led ballot initiatives to make government more accountable, honest, and efficient, and established the Citizens Utility Board, which has saved consumers $8 billion in rate hikes since it was established. He also served as state treasurer, helping to erase the significant deficit he inherited. He was sworn in as governor on January 29, 2009, and has helped Illinois working families by creating jobs, cutting spending by $3 billion, and protecting funds for education and public safety.

The rally will be held October 12. The Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Local 130 Hall is located at 1340 West Washington Blvd., Chicago. The rally will be open to the public. Further details about public ticketing and media credentialing will be released in the coming days.


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Plan on returning to Illinois after living in central Pennsylvania for past 8 years. Becoming interested in Illinois politics again My husband lost his job over 1 year ago and age 60 is not a friendly number to employers these days. Good jobs and affordable healthcare are of importance to us.
Good Luck Gov. Quinn
It's important that good and honest men and women be elected these days. dk from pa

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