Governor Pat Quinn and his primary challenger have had a chance to make their case before Democratic party leaders at a gathering in Springfield.
Both addressed the annual Democratic County Chairmen's brunch at the Crowne Plaza. Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley said the party needs to nominate a candidate who can win in the general election... and said that he, not Quinn, fits that description.
But Quinn says he's beaten long odds before and can do it again. And he shrugged off his low job approval ratings, saying he is not governor to win popularity contests, but to "do the right thing."