Gov. Pat Quinn is speaking out about the recent revelation that chairman of the Illinois Democratic Party and powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan was a guest at a fund-raiser for U.S. House Speaker John Boehner earlier this month. "“Frankly I’m disappointed. I don’t think going to see John Boehner at some gathering at a house in Lemont, supporting ... the ‘John Boehner’ fund, sends the right message.”
Adding further, Quinn also said "I don’t agree with Speaker Boehner,” Quinn said “I’ve personally asked him questions in Washington with the National Governors Association, and I think Speaker Boehner let the country down, and I don’t think he deserves any support.”
Boehner the night before was in suburban Hinsdale for a Republican fund-raiser that is rallying to fight the congressional map crafted by Madigan's own crew. Madigan's camp contends that he was a guest of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Chairman Terry Duffy, did not donate any money and went for the sake of "cooperation."
Peeved Dems in the state, however, are not taking light his noticeable absence from a number of Democratic events this month, including Governor's Day at the Illinois State Fair and President Obama's multiple visits to the area for his birthday and his recent high-profile Midwest tour.