Gov. Pat Quinn generated some bad press this weekend when State Sen.
Ricky Hendon (D-Chicago) went off script and characterized GOP
gubernatorial nominee Bill Brady as sexist and racist. But Brady
himself didn't have a great media weekend, either, particularly in the Sun-Times.
Yesterday, Mark Brown published a pointed column about the $6.8 million in
campaign contributions Brady has taken in from the Republican Governors
Association. According to Brown, the money game "makes a mockery" of
campaign finance disclosure laws. (Read the full piece here.)
In an editorial
this morning, meanwhile, the paper's editors accuse the Republican of playing
"dodgeball" with his socially conservative views on gun control,
creationism, birth control, and gay rights. While he's tried to pull
back his conservative rhetoric this cycle, the AP helpfully notes
that Brady has "displayed a more activist streak" in Springfield when those
issues were being debated. In other words, Brady's tenure in the state
capitol has focused on his social agenda ... and not much else.