A relatively unknown challenger to Gov. Pat Quinn believes he has a shot at pulling off an upset in next weekâ€™s primary.
Tio Hardiman is pointing at a recent opinion poll that shows unexpectedly strong support for his cash-strapped campaign. While heâ€™s still polling well behind Quinn, Hardiman thinks heâ€™ll have a chance on Tuesday if the media now take his candidacy seriously.
“Thereâ€™s no excuse for the media to keep giving Gov. Quinn a pass, and not force him to have a debate with Tio Hardiman,” Hardiman said, “because weâ€™re actually gaining numbers every day. We can only go up in the polls now. We can only go upâ€”all the way.”
Hardiman believes thereâ€™s real support for his campaign, and not just from Democrats willing to get behind anyone who isnâ€™t Quinn. He claims his website is outperforming all other candidates, including those running for the Republican nomination.