With Bill Daley out of the race for governor, Republicans can focus their attacks on Gov. Pat Quinn. State Sen. Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) is eager for a rematch, having lost to Quinn in 2010 by 31,000 votes. “I look forward to the rematch against Pat Quinn. I don’t think there’s anyone that questions that that rematch, were it held today, given the misgivings of the Quinn administration, we’d end up on top by a great number of votes,” he said.
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A rematch presumes that Brady wins the Republican primary again – bearing in mind that he won it by 193 votes in 2010 – and that Quinn is in the clear. Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who excused herself from the race for governor over the summer, says she’s not getting back in, and the entry of anybody else is unlikely. She says she will support the Democratic nominee for governor.