During former Florida Governor Jeb Bush's gubernatorial fundraising visit
to Bloomington Wednesday, Democratic Lt. Gov. nominee Sheila Simon will
host a counter-protest to "Keep Bushonomics Out of Illinois."
Given how much heat Gov. Pat Quinn has taken for overlooking Latinos when making appointments to state boards and commissions, this brief discussion on yesterday's edition of ABC 7's Newsviews jumped out at us. Apparently, following Scott Lee Cohen's withdrawal from the Democratic ticket in February, Quinn asked Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez if she'd be interested in running for lieutenant governor. But she declined to be considered and the governor ultimately picked Sheila Simon as his running mate instead. Watch it:
At Rep. Jan Schakowsky's annual fundraiser in Chicago, Democratic lieutenant governor nominee Sheila Simon called
GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady "a step back in time." She went
on to rail Brady for not supporting women's issues and opposing
constitutionally protected rights.
The Quinn campaign released their latest well-produced web video today, this one documenting last week's fly-around tour in which the governor introduced his lieutenant governor nominee, Sheila Simon. Watch it:
Simon also appeared on WLS Radio's Connected to Chicago this past weekend, which you can listen to here.
"I want you to get to know me," was the message that Democratic lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Sheila Simon took to the set of Fox's Good Day Chicago this morning. The downstate law professor didn't dance around the thorny topics of a tax hike or the politics behind slating a candidate for the lite gov's race. Watch:
Simon is also scheduled to appear tonight on WTTW's Chicago Tonight. Tune in at 7 p.m.