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Sweet: Lisa Madigan Running for...Attorney General

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jul 8, 2009 3:20PM

In a surprise move, it seems state Attorney General Lisa Madigan will not be running for either the U.S. Senate or Illinois Governor come next year, according to Sun-Times political analyst Lynn Sweet. Instead, Madigan will look to stay put by running again for Attorney General.

Mary Morrissey, Madigan's political director, told Sweet, "She loves her job as attorney general, that's the first reason. Every day she can make a difference."

Madigan - who was being wooed by the Obama administration to run for Sen. Roland Burris' seat and had been putting out feelers for taking on Gov. Quinn in that race next fall - will formally announce her plans at a 2 p.m. press conference later today.