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Quinn Trashes Opponent at Tax Credit Press Conference

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Gov. Pat Quinn takes issue with a reporter's contention that he is only out talking about issues and programs when it's beneficial to him.

Governor Pat Quinn came to the Merchandise Mart Monday morning to talk about tax credits, but the Democratic governor spent most of his time denouncing his Republican opponent, State Senator Bill Brady.

"He's a real estate developer who lays people off," Quinn said in promoting a $2,500 tax credit for each new employee hired by companies that have 50 or fewer employees. Quinn says Brady wants to lower the credit amount.

When asked about public safety, in the wake of a report criticizing his prison release program, Quinn said: "my opponent Sen Brady is the chief cheerleader for assault weapons."

When questioned if this event was more campaign business than state business the governor interrupted the reporter : "Hold on, hold on" and "I'm present where the people want me to be."  

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