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Firm Issues Terse Statement After Being Fired From Quinn Campaign




    Gov. Pat Quinn appears in a television spot leading up to the February 2010 Primary Election.

    Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday morning replaced the company responsible for his campaign messages.

    The governor's separation from ADPD Message and Media was apparently a relief to both sides and comes after what was evidently a strained relationship.

    "We and the Quinn campaign agreed that our divergent approaches to disciplined, professional communications are incompatible. We wish Pat well," the firm said in a statement first published on The Capitol Fax Blog.

    According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Quinn spokeswoman Mica Matsoff responded:  "We thank AKPD for their great work and expertise. We are looking forward to taking the campaign to the next level — and in a bold, new direction."

    AKPD -- formerly known as Axelrod and Associates -- produced several of Quinn's television ads leading up to February's Primary.

    Quinn has hired Joe Slade White as AKPD’s replacement, Matsoff said.