Madigan seeking re-election, will not run for governor - – Rockford’s News Leader

Madigan seeking re-election, will not run for governor


Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced Monday she will run for governor next year, but will instead seek re-election in her current seat.

Madigan said she considered the decision because she believes the state is in need of "effective management" but she likes her current position. The fact her father is House Speaker, Michael Madigan, also factored into her decision; Madigan said Illinois would not be properly served if the governor and speaker came from the same family.

Madigan's announcement leaves Governor Pat Quinn and former White House chief of staff Bill Daley in the race for the Democratic primary.

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