“We're all hard-wired as children for a two-party system,” Summers said at a Capitol news conference. “This is understandable that we all kind of gravitate toward that. In terms of getting things done in this state, the Democrats and Republicans have utterly failed! And people say, what about the Democrats, or what about the Republicans. It's just the party of Rod Blagojevich, the party of George Ryan. We cannot possibly do worse than those people!”
Other Green candidates are Omar Lopez of Chicago for U.S. senator, Bob Pritchett of Roseville for lieutenant governor, Sheldon Schafer of Peoria for secretary of state, David Black of Rockford for attorney general, Tim Curtin of Berwyn for comptroller, and Julie Samuels of Oak Park for treasurer.