March 22, 2005

Topinka says she may make Rod reel.

State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka said Monday she is considering a run for governor after commissioning a poll that showed her 3 percentage points behind in a matchup with Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

More on this story at Capitol Fax Blog.


At 3/23/2005 1:17 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

It's been pretty plain that Topinka wanted to run for the top job. She's not been shy about using state funds to raise her profile, such as when she suddenly launched a flurry of "public service" ads touting tuition aid during the campaign for treasurer, or her recent "tour" posing as a business Santa Clause going around the state bringing gifts of millions to supposed tech businesses. (see below)
After all, she's the only surviving Republican in a state constitutional office.
She certainly could give Rod a run for his money, though her poll results, gone into in more detail in recent posts at Capitol Fax, don't look as rosy when you take a closer look.

At 3/23/2005 8:04 PM, Blogger latinv said...

JBT has won in RI, Madison, St. Clair, Peoria and WILL Counties against Democratic opponents in the past. All traditional Democratic strongholds. She may be a formidable foe for Blago. We could have a race...


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