lieutenant governor

State News
1:24 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Gov. Quinn says he'll announce running mate soon

The only candidate running for governor who has yet to announce a running mate is incumbent Pat Quinn. The Democrat has been silent about who he wants as a lieutenant governor. But time is running out.

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State News
1:07 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Kirk Dillard chooses running mate

State Senator Kirk Dillard has selected a west-central Illinois lawmaker to join him on the ballot in his bid to be the state’s next Governor.  

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7:45 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Choosing a lieutenant governor

For the first time, candidates for governor in Illinois will choose their second in command. They used to get stuck with whomever primary voters choose for lieutenant governor, whether the two got along or not.  It's an opportunity for candidates to find a running mate they work well with, or perhaps someone to balance out the ticket. It's expected at least some of the six men will try to broaden their appeal by pairing up with a woman, or to someone from a different part of the state. As IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports, the new selection process might also have unintended consequences:

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