ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bill Brady took rhetorical shots at each other in one of their first joint appearances following victories in their respective gubernatorial primaries.
The informal debate at the annual meeting of the Illinois Education Association meeting in Rosemont on Friday focused mostly on state budgetary woes and on job losses.
Quinn took a swipe at Brady's construction company, noting it had cut its work force from around 30 to less than 10. He told the more than 1,000 IEA members that, quote, "that doesn't sound like very good job creation to me."
Brady later told reporters the comment amounted to a personal attack. And he said it showed Quinn was out of touch with the economic realities facing businesses.
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