Way too early to count out Quinn

Written By BY MADELEINE DOUBEK Posted: 08/13/2014, 07:44am
Array FILE - In this May. 7, 2014 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to members of the Illinois Manufacturer's Association, in Springfield Ill. Illinois voters will get a chance to voice their opinion on raising the minimum wage under a ballot measure Quinn is set to sign on Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File) ORG XMIT: ILMG101

Republican governor nominee Bruce Rauner seems to have momentum, but it’s much too early to be writing Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn’s concession speech.

In the past few weeks, Larry Sabato, a political scientist from the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, switched his “Crystal Ball” look at Illinois governor from a toss-up to leans Republican. Stuart Rothenberg, a political columnist for Roll Call and editor of the Rothenberg Political Report, shifted his prediction from a toss-up to Rauner, too.



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