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On The Ropes (3)

  At noon today, the Illinois AFL-CIO could not reach a decision on whether to endorse Governor Quinn or Comptroller Hynes in the February primary.

  The Hynes campaign's chief "spinmeister" Communications Director Matt McGrath called it a "stinging rebuke" for the sitting governor. McGrath added, "make no mistake, this is a direct reflection of the the Governor's lack of leadership and inability to create jobs."

  Quinn's Communications Director Elizabeth Austin noted that the Governor has already been endorsed by labor organizations with memberships totalling over 450,000 workers.  She also said the Quinn camp considered it a "victory" because Hynes was unable to nab the endorsement, given the fact he'd already been endorsed by so many of the AFL-CIO member organizations.


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