Sheila Simon Won't Run Again For Lieutenant Governor, Eyeing Other OfficeCHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn says he's not taking it personally that Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon won't seek re-election with him next year.
Simon announced Wednesday that her future plans include running for public office but she hasn't decided which one yet. She says she told Quinn in December. Simon says she'll make another announcement in a few months. Quinn says he doesn't consider it an insult and he didn't persuade her to stay because she has other ambitions.
Simon is thought to be interested in running for Attorney General if Lisa Madigan decides to leave the post to run for Governor.
Quinn says he'll seek re-election. He wants a potential running mate who's honest.
Several Republicans say they're interested in challenging Quinn. They include Treasurer Dan Rutherford and Congressman Aaron Schock. Democrats, including former White House chief of staff Bill Daley and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, say they haven't made a decision yet.
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