Quinn's official office sends press release for big pancake breakfast, omits primary rival Hynes

January 15, 2010

This is fun. Don't you love when press releases about public events tell a different story than the actual press release is promoting. Exhibit A:‚  A pancake breakfast is happening now. And there are several public officials in attendance, including Mayor Richard Daley, Senator Dick Durbin and Governor Pat Quinn.‚  Mind you, this is a press release from the governor's office, not the governor's campaign.

Governor Pat Quinn

GOVERNOR'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE

CHICAGO - Governor Pat Quinn will attend the city of Chicago's 24th Annual Interfaith Breakfast Celebrating the Life of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., hosted by Mayor Richard M. Daley.

WHO: Governor Quinn

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin

Hon. Richard M. Daley, Mayor, City of Chicago

Vance Henry, Deputy Chief of Staff for Community & Faith Based Initiatives, Chicago Mayor's Office

Rev. Willie T. Barrow, Vernon Park Church of God

Eboo Patel, Founder and Executive Director, Interfaith Youth Core

Rabbi Michael Balinsky, Executive Vice President, Chicago Board of Rabbis

James Reynolds Jr., Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Loop Capital Markets

Rev. Michael Pfleger, Saint Sabrina Parish

WHEN: 8:00 a.m.

WHERE: Palmer House Hilton

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So everyone will be there. Well, not everyone. Or wait, no...everyone. Because Governor Pat Quinn happened to leave off Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes, who was also going to be in attendance. It just so happens he's running against Quinn in the Democratic primary for Governor. Minutes after getting the governor's press release, we got this in our Inbox:

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR FRIDAY HYNES TO ATTEND MAYOR DALEY'S INTERFAITH BREAKFAST CELEBRATING DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CHICAGO -- Illinois Comptroller and Democratic candidate for Governor Dan Hynes will attend Mayor Daley's Interfaith Breakfast Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. tomorrow, January 15, at 7:45 AM. Hynes will be available for media at the event. The breakfast will take place at the Palmer House Hilton, Grand and State Ballroom, 17 E Monroe, Chicago. Full details are as follows: WHAT: Dan Hynes attends Mayor Daley's Interfaith Breakfast Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. WHERE: Palmer House Hilton, Grand and State Ballroom WHEN: Friday, January 15, 7:45 AM #### As you can see, Hynes list 7:45am, Quinn 8am. Is this time upmanship? I wonder if they will share a table or maybe have to pass the syrup to each other.
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