"I think it's history repeating itself," Hynes said during a Thursday night debate with the governor in Carbondale. "It's relevant. It's a parallel that I think people will now understand and realize that it's time for a change."
Hynes' statement was a response to a moderator's question about why it's fair to use the words of former Mayor Harold Washington when his own father ran against him.
"Pat Quinn is a totally and completely undisciplined individual," says Washington in the video, "who thinks this government is nothing but a large easel on which to do his PR work. He almost created a shambles in that department."
Quinn was chomping at the bit to rebut.
"OK, our Comptroller here has been running a low-road campaign from day one," Quinn said before refuting the claim that Washington had fired him and reminding voters that the comptroller's father, Tom Hynes, left the Democratic party in 1987 so he could try to unseat Washington.
Quinn said Washington considered him a friend.
"I don't appreciate what the comptroller is doing with his low-blow campaign. He ought to be ashamed of himself," Quinn said.
Quinn's latest ad blames Hynes for allegedly failing to catch the misdeeds at Alsip's historic Burr Oak Cemetery.
Both candidates denied the ads were specifically for black voters, saying they're looking to appeal to "all voters."
The primary election is Feb. 2.