Today's SJR has a piece on the ongoing battle between Rod Blagojevich and Lisa Madigan for control of records regarding hiring practices at IDOT. There's an extensive interview with Madigan's GOP "opponent" Stu Umholtz -- it turns out Umholtz's wife does contractual work for AG Madigan, and several phenomenal quotes that would make for great mail pieces (hat tip, CapitolFax) :
Meanwhile, Stewart Umholtz, the Republican nominee for attorney general, said Friday he believes that his Democratic opponent "is on very firm ground" in the legal dispute.and
Madigan clearly has the law on her side because the attorney general has a statutory responsibility to represent IDOT or any other state agency, said Umholtz, the Tazewell County state's attorney. "She ought to be allowed to do that by having these files returned to her," he said.
"The fact that Valerie Umholtz continues to work for Madigan's office shows that Madigan isn't taking action based upon politics," he [Umholtz said. "That's the way it should be. We should just approach these things with professionalism."and, my favorite,
Can we just fastforward to 2010 and elect Lisa Madigan our Governor?
Umholtz's wife, Valerie Moehle Umholtz, also is a lawyer, and she sometimes handles eminent-domain work for Madigan's office as a special assistant attorney general
"I enjoy the work," she [Valerie Umholtz] said. "If and when Stewart wins the election, I don't want to work for him."