BLOOMINGTON - Tio Hardiman, the "other candidate" in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, told WJBC's Jim Fitzpatrick that Gov. Quinn's time has passed; and he wants to be governor because Illinois needs a fresh start.
"I saw these stories about all the retired people having nightmares because their pensions are being tampered with," Hardiman said. "We're at the bottom of the list for job creation in the entire United States. Gov. Quinn has failed the state on all of the big ticket items and it's time for him to go. It's time for Mike Madigan to go. The machine politics have failed the state."
Hardiman called Quinn a "coward" for not facing him in a debate ahead of the March 18 primary. He also said the media is "assassinating his character" during the campaign because he doesn't have the funding that Quinn does.