|Illinois Packer fan|
Rauner declared victory last night but Quinn--based on the way he manages Illinois finances, math is not his strong suit--can't understand numbers. He refuses to concede even though he trails Rauner in the count by 167,000 votes with only a few precincts outstanding.
Quinn spent the last forty years crafting a persona that he was an all-around-good-guy, which he personally destroyed by running a dirty negative campaign centered on demonizing Rauner because he's a self-made billionaire. The self-described populist zeroed in a a former position of Rauner's--that he favored lowering the minimum wage.
As the Chicago Sun-Times reported this morning, in 1998 Quinn waited five weeks after a primary defeat in the lieutenant governor's race to concede defeat. And while governor, Quinn, to placate his Big Labor base, waited six months to fulfill a bet made with Scot Walker to volunteer wearing a Green Bay Packers shirt at a Wisconsin food pantry. The unions were angry about Walker confronting the power of the Dairy State's public-sector unions. The Illinois government union bosses have destroyed the Prairie State.
As for Walker, he resoundingly won reelection last night.