|Former candidate for|
|Governor of Illinois|
|Profession||Attorney at Partner, Speir and Whitney|
|Governor and Lt. Governor of Illinois, 2010|
|Democratic||Pat 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|
In late fall 2010, Whitney was trailing the GOP’s Bill Brady and incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in every statewide poll.
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.
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:
In 2010, Whitney said his candidacy for Governor represents a chance to break the two-party back and forth in Springfield.
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Rich Whitney on Facebook
- Rich Whitney on Twitter
- Rich Whitney on YouTube
- Whitneyforgov.org 2010 Campaign website
The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine was used to recall this version of the website from May 5, 2010.