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Quinn Says Relationship with Gov is 'Frosty'

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Illinois Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn had some sharp words for Governor Rod Blagojevich today. Blagojevich yesterday came out against a referendum on Tuesday’s ballot asking voters if they want a constitutional convention. Quinn says Blagojevich is flat-out wrong.

QUINN: The ludicrous idea that somehow the governor’s powers might be in jeopardy through a constitutional convention is a lot of balogna.

The lieutenant governor says he thinks Blagojevich opposes the constitutional convention because it could result in a recall provision. That would let voters remove officials from office before their terms expire. Quinn admits his relationship with Blagojevich is “frosty.”

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