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 Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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