Saturday, August 13, 2005

Lang May Run in Primary; Birkett May Run for AG

According to the Sun Times, State Rep Lou Lang(D-Skokie)has not precluded a run in the gubernatorial primary and while DuPage County State's Attorney Joe Birkett "fully intends" to run for governor, he may again run for AG. (Birkett lost a contentious race for the office to then state sen Lisa Madigan in 2002.) Madigan is rumored to be a target of White House adviser and GOP powerbroker Karl Rove, though no one has avowed an intention to challenge her, though potential candidates could include State Sen. Dale Righter(R-Matoon), state appeals court judge Jack O'Malley, or erstwhile Kendall County state's attorney Dallas Igumenson.
Lang belied any reaction to the selection of House Speaker Mike Madigan and Senate President Emil Jones as co-chairman of Governor Rod Blagojevich's re-election campaign. "I was fully anticipating [this]," said he.

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