Madigan Says No to a Run for Governor or US Senate

July 08, 2009

Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she's not running for Illinois governor or senator because she wants to "continue doing the job that I love.''

In a statement Wednesday, the Chicago Democrat said she will seek a third term at state's attorney. That dramatically changes the political landscape in Illinois.

Madigan had been considering a run for higher office. A long list of politicians were waiting to learn her decision before announcing their own plans. Madigan's statement gives few details about her decision to stay put, beyond saying she enjoys a job that lets her watch out for consumers, protect women and children and more.

Story source: AP