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"He has to run against Pat Quinn"

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    Quinn, speaking at the Hotel Allegro, reacts to Cohen's announcement for governor. "I've been competitive all my life," Quinn said.

    "He has to run against Pat Quinn."

    That's Pat Quinn, speaking at the Hotel Allegro today, and referring to Scott Lee Cohen's announcement today that he (Cohen) is running for governor.

    Then Quinn drew his Remington and shot a horse thief.

    That's not true! But he did say: "I really have no interest in talking to Mr. Cohen. I bumped into him at the ballpark opening day and I said hello to him and he said he had a surprise for me. Well, y'know. I've been competitive all my life. And I can handle any competition. And I think whether it's Senator Brady with his extreme record posing things that help working women to Mr. Cohen to his record both in his private and public life, I think I'm a much superior candidate to both of them."

    Then he shot the horse thief.

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