With 10 days to go, Ill. candidates pick up pace - KMOV.com

With 10 days to go, Ill. candidates pick up pace

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois candidates are picking up the pace on the campaign trail, trying to round up support from college football games to "get out the vote" rallies.

It was the latter for Democrats on Saturday, with Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias urging supporters to encourage their friends and neighbors to hit the polls and retain Democratic leadership in President Barack Obama's home state.

The Republican candidate for Senate, U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk, met voters at the Northwestern-Michigan State and Northern Illinois-Central Michigan football games instead of attending campaign events.

Republican candidate for governor Bill Brady had three events scheduled north of Chicago on Saturday, including a meeting with women business owners and a pumpkin carving.

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