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Former Governor Pat Quinn now wants to be IL Attorney General



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CHICAGO – At one time or another, he's been Illinois' treasurer, lieutenant governor and governor. Now he wants to succeed retiring Lisa Madigan as Illinois' attorney general. 

Former Governor Patrick Quinn will reportedly appear before Cook County Democrat leaders this Friday, asking for their endorsement for attorney general. 

Quinn's name recognition may be a valued asset over the names of seven other Democrats that want the party's nomination for 2018. 

After assuming office when Rod Blagojevich was indicted and impeached, Quinn was elected to a full term in office in the Illinois 2010 gubernatorial election, defeating Republican State Senator Bill Brady by a margin of less than 1% out of about 3.5 million votes cast.

Republicans have two seeking their party's 2018 nomination – Governor Rauner-supported Erika Harold and Kane County State's Attorney Joseph McMahon.


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  1. Well, it is on his list of things to do. After being Treasurer, Lieutenant Governor and Governor, the only two remaining offices on his check list were Secretary of State and Attorney General. He lost races for Secretary of State and AG already and with Jesse White staying put, this was the best option for the career opportunist.