Madigan Alone In Race
Whether the issue is protecting women from domestic abuse, protecting our children from sexual predators, protecting seniors from scam artists who are targeting them, fighting unfair pricing by prescription drug companies, protecting the quality of the air we breathe, or protecting our communities from the dangers of methamphetamine, my record shows that I have worked hard every day to make a difference for the people of Illinois.
Madigan became Illinois’ first female Attorney General in 2002 after defeating Republican DuPage County State’s Attorney Joe Birkett 50% to 47%. During her first campaign, Madigan was criticized for not having any prosecutorial experience and for her political connections. Her father is Illinois Speaker of the House Mike Madigan.
Recently Madigan received a John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award for her commitment to public service and has been named by USA Today as a top contender to one day become the first female President of the United States.
Can a 2010 bid for governor be far behind?