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 Saturday, Aug. 2, the 214th day of 2014. There are 151 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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