Ill. AG Madigan Says She Won't Run For Governor, Will Seek Re-Election

Jul 15, 2013

Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she'll seek another term instead of running for Illinois governor next year.

In a Monday statement the Chicago Democrat says she's been considering the decision for months but that she enjoys her current job.  She says she considered the gubernatorial run because of the "need for effective management" and frustration from others about a lack of movement on major issues.

Madigan hadn't given any hints about her decision, telling reporters earlier Monday that she was still thinking it over.

But over the months she'd raised big money and been vague on her plans, fueling talk that she would challenge Gov. Pat Quinn next year.

Her decision to jump out leaves Quinn and former White House chief of staff Bill Daley, who's formed an exploratory committee.