- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s running mate says a troubled anti-violence program has “always” been accurately represented by the governor.

Lieutenant governor candidate Paul Vallas told reporters Thursday that testimony from former Quinn aides before a panel of lawmakers investigating the 2010 program under scrutiny for mismanagement “pretty much supports that.”

Vallas’ comments come after Republicans on the panel pointed to email exchanges from Quinn’s former chief operating officer to campaign staff about the program in the context of that fall’s gubernatorial race.

Jack Lavin says the emails were sent from his personal address on a weekend and it’s not unusual for administration officials to brief campaigns. He says he didn’t go further in crafting campaign messaging on the issue.

Quinn is facing Republican Bruce Rauner (ROW’-nur).

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