Gov. Tim Pawlenty was in Chicago last night raising money for the Republican candidate for governor of Illinois. Pawlenty, who is Vice-Chair of the Republican Governor’s Association, held the private fundraiser for Bill Brady. Brady is challenging Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.
A spokesman for Pawlenty says Pawlenty’s visit to Chicago was a “quick trip” and he was back in the state within a few hours.
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