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Revision as of 08:19, 9 June 2011

Rich Whitney
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Former Candidate for Governor of Illinois
Political party Green Party
Profession Partner, Speir and Whitney
Website Campaign website


Rich Whitney is 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.

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]

External links

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