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'Matt the Welder' stars in Quinn campaign ad

October 11, 2010 2:50:12 PM PDT
A blue collar worker featured in a new political ad for Governor Pat Quinn focuses the campaign on labor unions.

"We felt like he was taking a beating and no one was standing up for him. So we made a commercial," said Matt Langendorf, who stars in the Pat Quinn political ad that aired over the weekend and Monday. It's also found on youtube.com as Matt the Welder.

Langendorf introduced Quinn at a Pipefitters' 597 union rally on the Near West Side Monday morning.

"We're gonna sound the alarm. We're not gonna let somebody get elected governor, my opponent Senator Brady, who doesn't believe in labor," said Governor Quinn.

"I support union and non-union labor. I support bringing opportunity back to hard working Illinois families," said Sen. Brady.

brady--on a statewide campaign bus tour--stopped off a chicago's columbus day parade. he denied being a union buster in-waiting and said making Illinois a "right to work" state is not part of his agenda.

"Governor Quinn's administration has cost us over 200 thousand jobs...those are both union and non union jobs. We need a governor who will put policies in place to bring the jobs back," said Brady.

But Quinn says the jobs were lost because of federal bush administration policies and says and says since he was elevated to governor Illinois is back to creating jobs.

"We're the ones that can get jobs for hard-workin' people and keep 'em," said Quinn.

"Our agenda is to create an environment where we pick up the jobs that we lost under Governor Quinn and that's our agenda," said Sen. Brady.


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