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Quinn's Mother Talks Governor's Race

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    10/15/2014: Gov. Pat Quinn's mother, Eileen Quinn, gives her take on the race, just days before her 97th birthday. Mary Ann Ahern reports. (Published Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015)

    Eileen Quinn isn’t about to gloss over how she feels about Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner.

    “I don’t consider him very polished,” she said.

    The mother of Gov. Pat Quinn says this year’s race has been a tough one to watch.

    “I’ve never ever in all the years seen anything like Bruce Rauner,” she said.

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    The candidates debate taxes, assault weapons and a Chicago casino. Mary Ann Ahern reports. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014)

    Much like Eileen Quinn lobbies for her son, Diana Rauner, Bruce Rauner’s wife is pushing voters for her husband.

    Diana Rauner has most recently appeared in a new, more positive campaign ad in the closing weeks of the race.

    But with just three weeks to election day, Eileen Quinn, who’s almost 97, says she’s ready.

    “You never know about elections, but I feel positive,” she said.