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FOX 32 Sunday: Reporter’s Notebook: Madigan for governor?

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

There's plenty of reason to believe Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's preparing to challenge Governor Quinn in next spring's Democratic primary. She's out raising money. She's traveling across the country lining up potential support.

Another sign: during a panel discussion at the University of Chicago the other evening, she said the number one question she gets from everyone is "How will you do it as a Mom with young children?" On this Mother's Day, let's hear how much she hated having ace Sun-Times reporter Fran Spielman ask it, too.

"How are you going to run for governor with your children? And I said, ‘Well, you know, I'm the attorney general and I have children!'" Madigan says, reenacting her interview with Spielman. "‘Well, no, really. That's going to be tough, isn't it?' And I said, ‘Well, I'm very lucky.' What I just said to you, which is true, my husband works from home. Blah, blah, blah. ‘Well, you know, how...' And it was like, on and on and on. And I eventually said, ‘You know, do you ever ask men that question who are running for office?'"

A few minutes later, I asked new University of Chicago senior fellow David Axelrod how much of an issue her powerful father, House Speaker Mike Madigan could be next year.

"I don't think there's any precedent for the Speaker and the Governor to be father and daughter," Axelrod said. "I'm sure that's one of the considerations that she's working through."

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