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Quinn's Napping Video Latest Shot In Heated Campaign

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Nov 19, 2009 8:20PM


The campaign for the Democratic nomination for Governor is getting dirtier by the day as the Hynes campaign leaked a video showing Quinn falling asleep during a particularly "heart wrenching speech" about health care. We've all been there, we've all dozed off during a staff meeting or on a conference call. But we've been lucky enough to not have our campaign rival videotaping us before taking 40 winks. [via NBC 5]

Check out the video and the Quinn campaign's own video response after the jump.

Of course, the Quinn campaign has responded to the video, saying in a press release:

Yesterday, at the Campaign for Better Health Care forum, Governor Pat Quinn heard Midge Hough tell the heartbreaking story of Jenny, her 24-year-old daughter-in-law, who died nine weeks ago - along with her unborn child - because Jenny and her husband did not have health insurance.

While listening to Midge’s story, Governor Quinn took notes, looking down as he did so, as a deceptively edited video clearly shows.

The Quinn campaign also released a video of Quinn speaking with Midge.

It's a long way til February 2, 2010.