Dem Gov Fails His State… Again


In Illinois, Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn’s patronage hiring and scandal-ridden anti-violence initiative have led voters to identify his Republican challenger as a much-needed “reform candidate.”

But Quinn hasn’t stopped adding to his list of failures.

For the third consecutive year, the firm that Quinn hired to run the Illinois Lottery posted a profit that was “nearly a quarter billion less than it pledged to bring in for the 2014 fiscal year.” This puts the firm’s tenure at a whopping $480 million behind what it should be delivering to the state. Keep in mind, the lottery is supposed to be a major funder for education.

Even one of Quinn’s fellow Democrats called it “an epic fail by the governor.” Ouch.