November 4th, 2010
05:23 PM ET
3 years ago

BREAKING in Illinois: CNN projects Democratic Gov. win

(CNN) - Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn has narrowly won his bid for a full term in Illinois, CNN projects. He defeated Republican challenger Bill Brady and three other minor candidates. Quinn was lieutenant governor in 2009 when the Illniois state Senate removed then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office.


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  1. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    What a difference a day makes.

    November 4, 2010 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  2. Mike

    It is now time to consider splitting Illinois into South Illinois and North Illinois. Those poor people in the south are being drug into financial collapse by the Chicago voter base. Southern Illinois is effectively unrepresented.

    November 4, 2010 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  3. Corey

    Hooray! I voted for Governor Quinn and am so glad we don't have to deal with that reactionary who wants to set the clock back 60-70 years.

    November 4, 2010 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  4. J

    This is really sad for us here in central IL. If it was not for corrupt Cook county in Chicago Brady would have won.

    November 4, 2010 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  5. C Harris

    Great another Dems needed that win

    November 4, 2010 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  6. Brian Williams

    Standing unnoticed on the edge of the group, Rearden heard a woman, who had large diamond earrings and a flabby, nervous face, ask tensely, "Senior d'Anconia, what do you think is going to happen to the world?"
    "Just exactly what it deserves,"
    "Oh, how cruel!"
    "Don't you believe in the operation of the moral law, madame?"
    Francisco asked gravely. "I do."

    November 4, 2010 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  7. Ted

    About time. Let's get on wth governing Illinois.

    November 4, 2010 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  8. Jay, Byron, IL

    Illinois is broken and we relect the people who broke it. We are doomed

    November 4, 2010 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  9. TCat

    wonderful! congrats Dems.

    November 4, 2010 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  10. kmp

    Hey Mike sounds like you want a us vs them state how nice.

    November 4, 2010 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  11. Name

    Didn't we have enough of blago

    November 4, 2010 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  12. wow Name

    Suppose he can't be any worse than good ol Rod.

    November 4, 2010 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  13. S. In California

    Good. I don't know why the republicans are so happy. The LOST the BIG one and that is Senator Reid's seat. WE KEPT IT. Overall, this election WILL BE a good thing.

    November 4, 2010 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  14. Chicago Case

    Central and Southern IL do not count anyways. Have you ever been there, Kentucky should annex anything south of Champaign

    November 4, 2010 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  15. Blue Spyder

    Glad Quinn won, that other guy talks a good game but he doesn't resonate with urban Illinois voters

    November 4, 2010 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  16. MJK

    Quinn wins 4 out of 102 counties in IL and becomes Govenor..maybe IL needs to move away from the general population vote and move towards a electoral college process.

    November 4, 2010 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  17. John

    I am just saddened the ignorant Southerns put back the Repubs in power. Chicago is so blue, and I am not able to find a Republican, but they gave Obama's seat to a Republican. I suspect some kind of fraud here.

    November 4, 2010 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  18. Chris

    As an Illinois resident, I just want to say that we've been stuck with terrible governors and gubernatorial candidates for some time now. I don't like Quinn, but Brady didn't seem that great either. And before that we had a choice between Blago and Topinka. Once again, neither was a good option.
    And Mike, your post doesn't make much sense to me. That's like saying rural people are unrepresented because of cities. Don't worry, the House makes sure rural areas are represented. Plus, Kirk got the Senate seat, so it's not like everyone in Chicago voted Democrat.

    November 4, 2010 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  19. Mike

    Once again major inner city welfare dependent voters get to choose what is right for the rest of the state.
    Keep them reliant on your socialist programs and you'll keep getting their vote. The new motto for the Dems.

    November 4, 2010 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  20. Justin

    to Mike: I agree that Illinois needs to be split but I live in the Northern half......I believe that it should be Cook County and the Collar Counties that become "East Illinois" or something. I am tired of being weighed down by the backwards politics of a major metropolis. The rest of our state wouldn't be stuck in the mire and muck.

    November 4, 2010 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  21. M Mcentire

    I am so tired of the left saying conservatives are taking us backwards, when it is the progessive left agenda that in fact takes the country backwards fiscally to a model that has been shown not to work and morally to a time where corruption was the norm, decency practically non-existent and truthfulness bascially non-existent.

    November 4, 2010 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  22. Cook County Crap

    If It wasn't for the scum in Chicago, Brady would have owned this election. Look at the precincts, all red. Thanks Chicago for destroying Illinois.

    November 4, 2010 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  23. Bridget

    Why don't we make Chicago their own state, so the don'3 keep dragging us down with them.

    November 4, 2010 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  24. spoo

    the first thing brady would have done is to close down the university of illinois school system or privatize it, sending students and faculty to the streets. thanks for those who voted for quinn, your vote saved many jobs, including mine.

    November 4, 2010 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  25. Sam L.

    Brady had views that were completely incompatible with the general public in Chicago, so as unfair as you think it is for the people in southern illinois, Brady would've been equally unfair up here

    November 4, 2010 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
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