Madigan Decision to Seek Re-Election Roils DemsCHICAGO (AP) - The decision by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to seek re-election and not run for governor has created a ripple effect among Illinois Democrats weighing 2014 bids.
State Sen. Kwame Raoul had been considering running for attorney general if Madigan didn't seek re-election. He says now that he's not sure if he'll seek another office instead or run for re-election.
The Chicago lawmaker says he first has to deal with Illinois' biggest financial problem. Raoul chairs a panel charged with addressing the state's nearly $100 billion pension crisis.
Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon had also been considering a run for attorney general, along with other statewide offices.
Campaign manager Dave Mellet says Simon will make a decision soon. He says state comptroller is among the offices she's eyeing.
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