SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn went without a paycheck for months to make the point that lawmakers needed to pass a pension reform bill. Now he's seeking to make sure the successful effort pays off in his re-election bid.
The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises Newspapers (http://bit.ly/ICKYvE ) reports that Quinn's campaign touted the achievement in a newsletter to supporters that includes a link to contribute money.
In the message, Quinn says "the pension crisis was the biggest fiscal challenge Illinois has ever faced and getting this done is a historic win for the people of Illinois."
He goes on to say, "Let's keep moving forward."
The message includes a prominent link allowing readers to contribute money. But campaign spokeswoman Leslie Wertheimer says it was merely a "general update from the governor."