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 Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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