Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon won't seek re-election
CHICAGO – Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon made it crystal clear Wednesday that her political future won't include re-election next year, but she was more mysterious about what office she might seek instead, playing up her legal and fiscal background.
The potential nod at Illinois' attorney general, comptroller or treasurer comes as the 2014 governor's race is heating up and some of those officeholders are mulling a challenge against Gov. Pat Quinn. Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Wednesday she still hasn't decided.
Simon, 51, repeatedly declined to give details about her political future during a three-minute news conference, instead touting her law-related background and accomplishments: Pro bono lawyer, prosecutor and fiscally-prudent lieutenant governor among them. The Carbondale Democrat said she'd make an announcement in the coming months and was keeping her options open.
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