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Quinn faces primary opposition

Wed, 23 Jan 2013 06:24:30 CST

Quinn faces primary opposition Attorney General Lisa Madigan has said she's considering a run for governor. That would mean a primary fight against incumbent Democratic Governor Pat Quinn, who says he wants to keep his job. But Quinn declined to talk about it yesterday after a summit meeting on ways to prevent violence in schools:

"Well, I'm not really doing politics right now. I think it's better to do policy. Today we talked about school safety. That's a couple million children in Illinois go to school, and I think it's important for a governor to focus on that. There'll be plenty of time for politics later on."
The field of Democrats eyeing Quinn's job also includes Bill Daley, onetime White House chief-of-staff and brother to former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. Despite a long career in business and government, running for governor would be Bill Daley's first campaign for major office.

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