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Former Illinois Governor Announces Run For Attorney General

Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is joining a crowded field attempting to become the state’s next attorney general.

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CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is joining a crowded field attempting to become the state’s next attorney general.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports Quinn announced Friday his intention to run, saying he wants to be “the lawyer for the people.”

Quinn, who was governor from 2009 to 2015, says he intends to present his case to be Democratic nominee next week to the party’s Cook County organization.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced last month she wouldn’t seek re-election.

The other Democratic candidates are suburban Chicago mayor Nancy Rotering, state Rep. Scott Drury, state Sen. Kwame Raoul, former State Board of Education Chairman Jesse Ruiz, Sharon Fairley, former head of Chicago’s police oversight agency, and former assistant U.S. attorney Renato Mariotti.

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