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Madigan to seek re-election, not run for governor

Posted by wlpo on July 15, 2013

     CHICAGO (AP) – Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she’ll seek another term instead of running for Illinois governor next year.

     In a Monday statement, the Chicago Democrat says she’s been considering the decision for months but she enjoys her current job.  She says mulled the gubernatorial run because of the “need for effective management.”

     However, she says one factor is in her decision is that her father is House Speaker Michael Madigan. She says the state wouldn’t be well-served with a governor and speaker from the same family. 

     Lisa Madigan hadn’t given any hints about her decision, telling reporters earlier Monday that she was still thinking it over. But over the months she’d raised big money and been vague on her plans, fueling talk that she would challenge Gov. Pat Quinn next year.

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