Quinn opponent, Bill Daley, takes issue with current employment numbers
SPRINGFIELD-- Two Democratic rivals in the governor’s race are pointing the finger at the other when it comes to unemployment in Illinois.
William Daley puts the blame on Gov. Pat Quinn for the state’s 9.2 percent unemployment rate, accusing him of focusing on too many issues that don’t help bring in jobs.
“We’ve got the second-highest unemployment rate in the nation,” Daley said. “That’s a crisis – and it’s been that way for a while.”
Quinn in turn called Daley a “millionaire banker” who helped bring about the recession while working at JP Morgan Chase.
“I’m the person who’s trying to get our state out of that recession, so we don’t particularly need advice from the people who created the mess in the first place,” Quinn said.
When pressed on his plan to lower the unemployment rate, Daley didn’t offer any specifics, saying he’s currently focused on “introducing myself to the people of Illinois.”