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  •  Actually, Capitol Fax pointed out (4+ / 0-)
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    KingofSpades, JGibson, atdnext, kman23

    that Sheila Simon could very well run for Attorney General if Madigan runs for Governor.  Most of Simon's career has been working in/building up legal aid clinics, so it could be a good fit for her.

    27, NE-2 (resident), IL-9 (part-timer), SD-AL (raised); SSP and DKE lurker since 2007

    by JDJase on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 09:43:23 AM PST

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    •  I was thinking Senator (5+ / 0-)

      This might be a tea leaf that Durbin is going to retire.  Her dad was a longtime Senator, and I thought that she wanted to run for Senate eventually.

      •  Sheila has no redeeming qualities about her... (1+ / 0-)
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        GloFish

        ...in fact, she comes across as VERY uninspiring and only has a political career thanks to the fact that her dad was a former U.S. Senator. She'd be an absolute joke if she got elected to her dad's former seat, and probably lose the seat to a Kirk Dillard-type Republican (that is, if Republicans are willing to actually nominate an electable candidate).

        Another possibility (although not likely) is that Simon may attempt a primary challenge to Bill Enyart in IL-12. Yet another possibility is a Jesse White retirement (quite likely, as White is in his mid-70s if not even older, IIRC) and Simon may mount an IL-SoS bid.

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        by DownstateDemocrat on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 10:43:34 AM PST

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    •  Sounds like a good idea (1+ / 0-)
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      JDJase

      She could be a strong candidate to hold that office.

      "Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game." -Voltaire

      by KingofSpades on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 10:08:22 AM PST

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    •  Simon wants to explore "other options". (2+ / 0-)
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      JGibson, JDJase

      She was an assistant state's attorney in Jackson County. It seems very likely that she'll run for AG. Which seems to imply that Madigan is planning on running.

      http://chicago.cbslocal.com/...

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