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Lisa Madigan considering run for Illinois Governor
01-23-2013, 05:33 PM (This post was last modified: 01-23-2013 05:40 PM by Willinois.)
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Lisa Madigan considering run for Illinois Governor
Progress Illinois expands on the tip from Dick Durbin. The fact that Durbin is talking publicly about a primary challenge to the sitting Democratic Governor is significant.

Quote:Illinois State's Attorney Lisa Madigan is "seriously considering" a run for the governor's mansion, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. This information came from U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin during a recent conversation with Sun-Times reporter Lynn Sweet.

“She had made special outreach to labor and they know it, they’ve noticed in terms of her showing up at events and the like,” Durbin reportedly told Sweet about the three-term state's Attorney General. “I don’t think she has made a final decision. I know she is in the process of making a decision.”

Former Obama Chief of Staff and Commerce Secretary Bill Daley is also considering a run for governor. Daley is the brother of former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley.

Her father, IL House Speaker Michael Madigan is controversial, but Lisa remains popular and well known state-wide. In addition to labor support, she's popular with environmentalists for several actions she has taken against polluters.

Current Governor Pat Quinn's closure of state facilities and Walker-esque attack on public employees will make it very difficult for him to win re-election.
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01-23-2013, 05:52 PM
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RE: Lisa Madigan considering run for Illinois Governor
(01-23-2013 05:33 PM)Willinois Wrote:  Progress Illinois expands on the tip from Dick Durbin. The fact that Durbin is talking publicly about a primary challenge to the sitting Democratic Governor is significant.

Quote:Illinois State's Attorney Lisa Madigan is "seriously considering" a run for the governor's mansion, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. This information came from U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin during a recent conversation with Sun-Times reporter Lynn Sweet.

“She had made special outreach to labor and they know it, they’ve noticed in terms of her showing up at events and the like,” Durbin reportedly told Sweet about the three-term state's Attorney General. “I don’t think she has made a final decision. I know she is in the process of making a decision.”

Former Obama Chief of Staff and Commerce Secretary Bill Daley is also considering a run for governor. Daley is the brother of former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley.

Her father, IL House Speaker Michael Madigan is controversial, but Lisa remains popular and well known state-wide. In addition to labor support, she's popular with environmentalists for several actions she has taken against polluters.

Current Governor Pat Quinn's closure of state facilities and Walker-esque attack on public employees will make it very difficult for him to win re-election.

On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being most likely or best) how would you rate her on the following.

1. As compared to possible other prominent possible candidates?
2. Her favorability in the state?
3. Her political leaning (if 10 is Socialist and 1 is Corporatist)?
4. Her chances in a primary?
5. Her chances in the general election?

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01-23-2013, 06:20 PM (This post was last modified: 01-23-2013 06:40 PM by Willinois.)
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RE: Lisa Madigan considering run for Illinois Governor
(01-23-2013 05:52 PM)pappy Wrote:  On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being most likely or best) how would you rate her on the following.

1. As compared to possible other prominent possible candidates?
2. Her favorability in the state?
3. Her political leaning (if 10 is Socialist and 1 is Corporatist)?
4. Her chances in a primary?
5. Her chances in the general election?

1 & 2: The other Democratic candidates talked about publicly are current Governor Pat Quinn and Bill Daley. Madigan is more popular both with Democrats and the general public. There was a PPP poll not long ago. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/29...oks-strong

3. She's a progressive Democrat. She has done a few minor things I dislike, but in general, she has taken action for consumers, labor and the environment as Attorney General. I think most people would regard her as more progressive than Bill Daley. People would have considered Quinn to be more progressive at one point in time, but not since he has been Governor.

4. Almost certain to win the primary if she runs. Dick Durbin and her father, Mike Madigan, are the top party organization leaders in the state. Her popularity plus their support = huge victory.

5. Her chances to win the general election are very good, and certainly better than Quinn's.

Quinn has become very unpopular downstate due to his attack on public employee pensions and the closure of state facilities in small towns that depend on them, such as prisons, developmental centers, and unemployment offices. Government is the top employer outside the Chicago region so everyone downstate knows someone, or has a family member, who is effected by Quinn's actions. I don't see where he gets additional new votes in Chicago to make up for the landslide loss he will face downstate.
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01-23-2013, 06:35 PM
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RE: Lisa Madigan considering run for Illinois Governor
(01-23-2013 06:20 PM)Willinois Wrote:  
(01-23-2013 05:52 PM)pappy Wrote:  On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being most likely or best) how would you rate her on the following.

1. As compared to possible other prominent possible candidates?
2. Her favorability in the state?
3. Her political leaning (if 10 is Socialist and 1 is Corporatist)?
4. Her chances in a primary?
5. Her chances in the general election?

1 & 2: The other Democratic candidates talked about publicly are current Governor Pat Quinn and Bill Daley. Madigan is more popular both with Democrats and the general public. There was a PPP poll not long ago. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/29...oks-strong

3. She's a progressive Democrat. She has done a few minor things I dislike, but in general, she has taken action for consumers, labor and the environment as Attorney General. I think most people would regard her as more progressive than Bill Daley. People would have considered Quinn to be more progressive at one point in time, but not since he has been Governor.

4. Almost certain to win the primary if she runs. Dick Durbin and her father, Mike Madigan, are the top party organization leaders in the state. Her popularity plus their support = huge victory.

5. Her chances to win the general election are very good, and certainly better than Quinn's.

Quinn has become very popular downstate due to his attack on public employee pensions and the closure of state facilities in small towns that depend on them, such as prisons, developmental centers, and unemployment offices. Government is the top employer outside the Chicago region so everyone downstate knows someone, or has a family member, who is effected by Quinn's actions. I don't see where he gets additional new votes in Chicago to make up for the landslide loss he will face downstate.
I presume you meant to say Quinn is UNpopular downstate.

Thanks for the insights.

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01-23-2013, 06:41 PM
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RE: Lisa Madigan considering run for Illinois Governor
(01-23-2013 06:35 PM)pappy Wrote:  
(01-23-2013 06:20 PM)Willinois Wrote:  1 & 2: The other Democratic candidates talked about publicly are current Governor Pat Quinn and Bill Daley. Madigan is more popular both with Democrats and the general public. There was a PPP poll not long ago. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/29...oks-strong

3. She's a progressive Democrat. She has done a few minor things I dislike, but in general, she has taken action for consumers, labor and the environment as Attorney General. I think most people would regard her as more progressive than Bill Daley. People would have considered Quinn to be more progressive at one point in time, but not since he has been Governor.

4. Almost certain to win the primary if she runs. Dick Durbin and her father, Mike Madigan, are the top party organization leaders in the state. Her popularity plus their support = huge victory.

5. Her chances to win the general election are very good, and certainly better than Quinn's.

Quinn has become very popular downstate due to his attack on public employee pensions and the closure of state facilities in small towns that depend on them, such as prisons, developmental centers, and unemployment offices. Government is the top employer outside the Chicago region so everyone downstate knows someone, or has a family member, who is effected by Quinn's actions. I don't see where he gets additional new votes in Chicago to make up for the landslide loss he will face downstate.
I presume you meant to say Quinn is UNpopular downstate.

Thanks for the insights.

Oops. Just fixed that typo. Thanks.
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