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'''Rich Whitney''' is an Illinois attorney and environmental activist. He is running for Governor of Illinois in 2010 on the Green Party ticket.<ref>[http://www.whitneyforgov.org/joomla/index.php Whitney For Governor]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''Rich Whitney''' iss an Illinois attorney and environmental activist. He ran for [[Governor of Illinois]] in 2010 on the [[Green Party]] ticket.<ref>[http://www.whitneyforgov.org/joomla/index.php Whitney For Governor]</ref>
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===2010===
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:: ''See also: [[Illinois gubernatorial election, 2010]]'' and ''[[Gubernatorial elections, 2010]]''
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Whitney faced incumbent [[Pat Quinn]] (D), [[Bill Brady]] (R), [[Lex Green]] (L), and [[Scott Lee Cohen]] (I) in the general election on [[November 2, 2010 election results|November 2, 2010]].
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In late fall 2010, Whitney was trailing the GOP’s Bill Brady and incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in every statewide poll.<ref>[http://illinois.statehousenewsonline.com/4270/illinois-other-parties-differ-on-get-out-vote-plans/ ''Illinois' Other Parties Differ on Get Out the Vote Plans,'' ''Illinois Statehouse News'', 10/12/10]</ref>
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The Chicago Sun Times reported that Whitney's name was spelled Whitey on ballots in 23 wards in Chicago, half of which are predominantly African-American areas<ref>[http://www.suntimes.com/news/elections/2801976,CST-NWS-whitney14.article/ ''Whitney is Whitey on Some Ballots,'' ''Chicago Sun-Times'', 10/14/10]</ref>.
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Whitney held a press conference on October 13th to demand he be invited to appear in three debates that Gov. Quinn and GOP candidate Bill Brady were participating in.
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In 2010, Whitney said his candidacy for Governor represents a chance to break the two-party back and forth in Springfield.<ref>[http://illinois.statehousenewsonline.com/3992/green-gov-candidate-wants-more-than-token-consideration/ ''Green Gov. Candidate Wants More Than Token Consideration,'' ''Illinois Statehouse News'', 08/10/10]</ref>
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*[[Governor of Illinois]]
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*[[Illinois gubernatorial election, 2010]]
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=33328 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=210649791624 Rich Whitney on Facebook]
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*[http://twitter.com/Whitney4Gov Rich Whitney on Twitter]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/user/Whitney4gov2010?feature=mhw5#p/u Rich Whitney on YouTube]
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Revision as of 15:25, 12 July 2013

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Rich Whitney
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Governor of Illinois
Former candidate
PartyGreen Party
Personal
ProfessionAttorney at Partner, Speir and Whitney
Rich Whitney iss an Illinois attorney and environmental activist. He ran for Governor of Illinois in 2010 on the Green Party ticket.[1]

Elections

2010

See also: Illinois gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010

Whitney faced incumbent Pat Quinn (D), Bill Brady (R), Lex Green (L), and Scott Lee Cohen (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Governor and Lt. Governor of Illinois, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPat Quinn & Sheila Simon Incumbent 46.8% 1,745,219
     Republican Bill Brady & Jason Plummer 45.9% 1,713,385
     Independent Scott Lee Cohen & Baxter Swilley 3.6% 135,705
     Green Rich Whitney & Don Crawford 2.7% 100,756
     Libertarian Lex Green & Ed Ruthledge 0.9% 34,681
     None Write-in 0% 243
Total Votes 3,729,989

Race background

In late fall 2010, Whitney was trailing the GOP’s Bill Brady and incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in every statewide poll.[2]

The Chicago Sun Times reported that Whitney's name was spelled Whitey on ballots in 23 wards in Chicago, half of which are predominantly African-American areas[3].

Whitney held a press conference on October 13th to demand he be invited to appear in three debates that Gov. Quinn and GOP candidate Bill Brady were participating in. Video of the conference is here:

















Issues

In 2010, Whitney said his candidacy for Governor represents a chance to break the two-party back and forth in Springfield.[4]

See also

External links

The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine was used to recall this version of the website from May 5, 2010.


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