With Attorney General Lisa Madigan deciding not to challenge Gov. Pat Quinn in next year’s Democratic primary, Quinn is offering some kinds to his would-have-been rival. “I read her statement, and I want to thank her for active, aggressive consumer advocacy,” said the governor. “It’s important folks in the attorney general’s office that fight hard against any kind of thing that would hurt consumers.”
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Madigan announced Monday that she won’t pursue a bid for governor, opting instead to run for re-election in her current position. She stated her choice was influenced by the undesirability of having a governor and House speaker in the same family, and the fact that her father, House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) isn’t leaving.