The governor's race is barely under way, but the name-calling and finger-pointing are in full swing on the Democrats' side.
Quinn has called Hynes an "ankle-biter," accused him of sitting on the "sidelines" and chastised him for trying to "deceive" voters. Hynes has swiped at Quinn's tax proposal, criticized him for having "no plan" in a worsening budget crisis and sent him a dozen 2009 wall calendars so he won't be stuck in the past.
The two also have dueling TV ads touting their tax plans.
Hynes' latest ad:
Hynes' ad said that Quinn wanted to "pass a 50 percent tax increase on every Illinois family." Quinn's ad refutes that, stating that he proposed cutting taxes for families making less than $60,000 per year.
CapitolFax.com calls Quinn's ad "more than a little misleading," pointing out that Quinn did propose the income tax cuts for certain families but later "abandoned that plan, flip-flopped around for a while and finally ended up supporting an income tax hike at the end of the session which cut nobody's income tax."
Last month, Hynes blasted as hypocritical Quinn's request -- and winning -- of an endorsement of Cook County Democratic Party officials in his bid for a full term.