Letter: GOP voter, support Rutherford to save Illinois


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Posted Online: March 07, 2014, 12:00 am
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How is the lonely Republican supposed to determine a preference in the upcoming governors primary election. It would appear there are four qualified candidates all clamoring for your vote. So let's take a brief look at those candidates and what they feature.

-- One candidate lost in the last gubernatorial election to a weak democratic candidate!

-- One candidate couldn't get past the primary within his own party.

-- One candidate wasn't even on the horizon (I'm not aware if his money was or not).

-- One candidate won the election and became treasurer of Illinois. In fact, he reduced HIS office's budget 10 percent. He also eliminated six satellite offices during his term of office. He proved through his business and political experience he could be fiscally responsible and keep his campaign pledges. His integrity was in evidence through his actions. In fact, he received more statewide votes than the successful democratic governor. That candidate is Dan Rutherford.

Now Rutherford is asking for our help as the gubernatorial candidate and pledging the same no nonsense, frugal, spending practices he showed us as Treasurer. Help save Illinois -- support DAN!

Dave Poffenbarger,
Rock Island

















 



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  Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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