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Quinn uses time in D.C. for campaign push

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With potential primary challengers making the rounds in D.C. this weekend, including Attorney General Lisa Madigan and former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, Governor Quinn seemed already in campaign mode at times as he navigated through the thousands of Illinoisans who are also in Washington. 

Whether they were from the South Side or high school students from Palatine, Governor Quinn spoke to them all, even handing some a business card. 

The cards, though, listed him as Lieutenant Governor, a job Quinn was promoted from four years ago, after Rod Blagojevich was impeached. Still, Illinoisans who encountered him got a kick out of it. 

As Barack Obama's home state governor, Quinn's been backing in the President's popularity. Well aware that he, himself, has the lowest gubernatorial job approval rating in the country, he's predicting his program will fare better with a new General Assembly in office. 

"Yes, the answer is that the people voted on Nov. 6th," Governor Quinn said. And a whole new group of legislators is in the House and the Senate." 

He's also hoping the President will overcome Congressional opposition and launch a big new round of infrastructure spending in his Second Term. 

"We need to help the President," Quinn says. "Spending on roads, bridges, transit, water systems." 

A short distance away, Mayor Emanuel delivered keynote remarks to a conference on one of his toughest challenges: urban education. 

"I do not consider myself an education reformer," Emanuel stated. "I'm committed to educational excellence and I'll support any tactic, any strategy that will help us attain educational excellence."

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