It’s a decision that could have ripple effects across Illinois politics.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan has decided not to challenge Governor Pat Quinn in next year’s Democratic primary.
Madigan says it would not be right for her to run for or serve as governor while her father remains Speaker of the Illinois House.
Political observers are split on whether Madigan’s decision improves Quinn’s chances in what is now a one-on-one primary against Bill Daley.
But her move does affect other politicians, including House GOP Leader Tom Cross and Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon, both of whom had been thinking of running for attorney general if Madigan had decided not to seek another term.