Candidates for governor campaign at area parades

August 21, 2010 4:05:01 PM PDT
Gov. Pat Quinn was out on the campaign trail Saturday kicking off the 31st annual Back-to-School Picnic and Parade, which began on Chicago's Northwest Side and ended at Columbus Park on South Central.Quinn, the Democratic nominee in the race for governor, was joined by a veteran Chicago congressman, Rep. Danny Davis.

The Republican nominee for governor, State Sen. Bill Brady, greeted spectators at a parade in the Northwest Side Edison Park area. The senator, who is ahead in opinion polls, said his campaign is going great. Brady also promised that he can help revive the state's economy and boost employment, without raising any taxes.

Rich Whitney, the Green Party nominee for governor, was on the South Side Saturday where he opened a new campaign office on East 47th Street in the Bronzeville area.

Whitney, a 55-year-old civil rights and employment attorney in downstate Carbondale, has been active for health care reform, civil rights, labor and environmental protection.

The fourth candidate for governor, independent Scott Lee Cohen, is the guest on ABC7's Newsviews program this weekend. The interview will be broadcast Sunday during the news broadcast beginning at 8 a.m.


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