Monday, July 13, 2009

Lisa Madigan wants to stay in current position

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced that she wants to stay in her current position instead of pursuing a Senate seat or the seat of the governor.

Lawmakers who have long expected Madigan to successfully challenge current Governor Pat Quinn in a primary had little reason to listen to him previously when dealing with the budget, but being stuck with Quinn might change some things, according to Kent Redfield, professor emeritus of political science at UIS.

Redfield's remarks were featured in a July 8, 2009, story in the Daily Herald.

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