Quinn, Daley face off in Dem Day speeches

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The two Democratic candidates for governor squabbled Wednesday over who would better serve Illinois during speeches at a party event in Springfield.
   
Gov. Pat Quinn called the event an opportunity for unity amid tensions within the party over a number of issues. He said he can beat anyone who challenges him in next year's vote.
   
Former White House Chief of staff Bill Daley is challenging Quinn. Daley said he would be a candidate who wouldn't divide the party. But he had to respond to a suggestion from the crowd that as the son and brother of former Chicago mayors he would be too city focused.
   
Quinn canceled an annual Democratic rally scheduled for Wednesday at the State Fair. But state Democrats gathered for breakfast at a hotel.

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