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    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's full speech from the 2012 Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night. (Published Wednesday, Sep 5, 2012)

    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn took on an unusual role at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night.

    On stage, Quinn took direct aim at Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, whose Vice Presidential acceptance speech was laden with inaccuracies and mistruths, according to independent fact checkers.

    "Facts are stubborn things," Quinn said about the GOP No. 2, specifically calling him out for fibbing about a GM plant in Janesville, Wis.

    Afterward, he turned his attack on Mitt Romney's record as governor of Massachusetts.

    Quinn said that Romney governed his state into poor fiscal shape and relied on government jobs more than private sector jobs.